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Fall 2022 Seminar

Digital Governance: Privacy and Technology Trade-Offs

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

Grading will be based 50% on class participation and 50% on 6 short thought papers written and submitted over the course of the semester.

This seminar will examine the law and policy that govern the use of personal data and sensitive cyber technologies. Topics will include digital privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, behavioral and location tracking, profiling, microtargeting, artificial intelligence, facial recognition technology, biometric collection, ubiquitous sensors, government access and surveillance, and online disinformation.  The readings will include statutes, regulations, judicial decisions, enforcement actions, policy documents, scholarly, technical and practical articles, and news stories.