This course examines the legal frameworks in place to protect consumer privacy and maintain necessary information security protections for privately owned and operated infrastructure, with a strong focus on regulatory and compliance issues. Students will examine the types of problems both legal and technical professionals confront in actual practice.
Topics covered will include the privacy and information security oversight of federal regulators, including the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other state and federal actors.
In this course, you will learn:
- To develop a basic understanding of government oversight of the handling of sensitive personal information
- Legal issues pertaining to information security
- To familiarize with and recognize government agencies that play a vital part in overseeing cybersecurity and data protection
- The necessary steps to be taken in the event of a data breach and the likely liabilities associated with such a breach
Before taking this course, it would be helpful (but not required) to have:
- General knowledge of the workings of government oversight
- Familiarity with legal principles, including liability
- A basic grasp of how private actors collect and store personal information and the fundamentals of data protection
Current Course Offerings
*Note: The above date is for the on-site session of the course. The online component of the course will begin approximately four weeks before the on-site session.