Cybersecurity Law

Law 517



Writing Experience (WE)



This colloquium 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, legal issues arising from the Internet of Thingsrelated doctrines of international law and the emerging law of cyberwarfare.

Slight overlap with Privacy Law Survey and Privacy Law Seminar, but the emphasis in this course are on those features of privacy statutes that relate to cybersecurity against computer intrusions.



J. Kennedy

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