Privacy Law in Practice

Law 494



Writing Experience (WE)



Privacy Law for Practice provides an overview of the patchwork quilt of U.S. privacy laws and requires students to produce three to five written documents relating to common areas of privacy practice. Students will evaluate client options for issues such as data security breach notice, minimization of risk in creation of website privacy policies, applicability of HIPAA privacy and security regulations, use of social media by employees and employers, and the transfer of consumer data from the European Union to the United States. Privacy law attorneys from industry, private practice, and government will provide insights and may give feedback on selected student projects for the course. Grades will be based on writing assignments with adjustment for class participation.

Privacy Law for Practice will produce minimal overlap with the Privacy Law Seminar which addresses broad categories of privacy-related law and allows each student to explore a particular area through the writing of a scholarly paper. Privacy Law for Practice focuses on issues of increasing importance in privacy law compliance for companies conducting electronic commerce and on areas of potential recovery for harm from disclosure or misuse of protected personal information. Student writing is grounded in the practice setting. The final selection of project topics are based on current areas of privacy law practice but generally avoid significant overlap with other courses such as the Privacy Law Seminar, Computer Crime and Abuse, and courses in banking, employment, health, and media law.





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