Cybersecurity Law

Law 517






This survey course introduces law students to the law and science of cybersecurity. After exploring foundational principles of computer science, engineering, and security design, the following legal topics will be covered: relevant common law causes of action, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Wiretap Act, Stored Communications Act, Cyberinformation Sharing Act, state data breach law the Federal Trade Commission’s Data Security Regulation, other sector-specific cybersecurity regulation, industry-self regulation, European Union Data Protection law, related doctrines of international law and the emerging law of cyberwarfare.

Slight overlap with Computer Crime Law in areas of criminal procedure and Stored Communications Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.



J. Kennedy

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