Privacy Law Survey

Law 534






This course focuses on United States privacy law, including torts, contracts, constitutional laws, statutes and regulations, and societal norms that safeguard the right of privacy and personal dignity in the United States and which balance that interest against competing interests. The course will address law that protects privacy against government and private actors and will explore the impact of federal and state laws on the privacy landscape. Students will gain a broad foundation for advising clients about privacy law compliance and about remedies for privacy violations.

This is a survey course that will have some overlap with Privacy Law Seminar; Media Law; Cybersecurity; Cyberspace Law; Constitutional Law; First Amendment; Criminal Procedure; and a host of other classes in which privacy issues are discussed (healthcare, banking, employment, etc.)

Students should have taken courses in our first-­year curriculum, especially Constitutional Law, Torts, and Contacts, or receive permission from the instructor.

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