Today’s news headlines are filled with reports of new threats and invasions to privacy. This course will explore the domestic and international development of data privacy law and policy and focus on issues of privacy, security and the emerging regulations that establish fair information practices for the Internet, online platforms, media institutions and global electronic commerce. Particular attention will be given to technologies that can invade as well as protect personal information and the relationship between those technologies, technical architectures, information ecosystems, and data protection. Focused class research exercises and/or case studies will be a core part of the course to immerse the substantive material into real-life scenarios and provide practical experience to students. This course fulfills the Ethics, Law and Policy (ELP) requirement required of all four new proposed Communication and Media Studies majors.
This course fulfills the “Ethics, Law and Policy” requirement.
Instructed by N. Cameron Russell, Esq., Fordham Law School Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of the Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP)
Sponsored by the Dept. of Communication & Media Studies