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Spring 2023
6392 Privacy & Data Protection - GUGGENBERGER- 14955

Professor(s): Nikolas Guggenberger (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 
Business and Commercial Law

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TTH  Location: 213 

Course Outline: This introductory course will cover the basic principles of privacy and data protection law. It will examine the policies underlying this still-nascent form of protection, and certain of those areas of tort, criminal, and Constitutional law pertinent to privacy, including corporate compliance and application of these principals. It will cover the substance of some federal privacy statutes relating to surveillance, record-keeping, and financial information. It will also cover certain state privacy statutes, the privacy-related activities of the Federal Trade Commission, and the structure and substance of privacy law in the European Union. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Synchronous Online)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Contrary to the UH information, some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. A physical classroom may be assigned for this course to give students a location in the Law Center to join the virtual class sessions. If the course has a final examination, the final and any other assessment for the course, such as a mid-term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring.

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/11 1-4pm      

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: (1) • William McGeveran, Privacy and Data Protection Law (1st ed. Foundation Press 2016), ISBN 9781634602648; (2) • William McGeveran, Privacy and Data Protection Law (2022 Supplement), posted online, and (3) Additional Materials to be distributed.

Additional resources are found in the syllabus (non-required).