LAW 04 W — Privacy Rights: Past, Present, Future
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Feb 15—Mar 19
Refund Deadline: Feb 18
Instructor(s): Laurel Kilgour
Flex Online(About Formats)
Feb 15—Mar 19
Privacy has become a nearly unavoidable topic in the last few years—and not just because our inboxes are flooded with updated privacy notices. In this course, we will explore how new technologies pose threats to privacy and challenge nations to establish legal frameworks that better protect their inhabitants. We will begin by looking at the history of privacy rights and the principles that underpin current privacy laws. We will explore our rights as consumers to know what data is collected about us and to correct and delete that data. Next, we will look at human rights privacy challenges, including when and how police should be able to access personal data and whether existing state laws sufficiently protect our medical or genetic data from being accessed by employers or other entities. We will also explore some unintended consequences of recent privacy legislation. For instance, what is the impact on the innovation ecosystem if privacy standards become so costly that only established tech companies have sufficient resources to implement them? This course will conclude by considering cutting-edge privacy issues such as the development of common global privacy principles and unique transparency challenges arising from the use of artificial intelligence. Students will come away understanding the benefits and limitations of current privacy laws and what the future of privacy may hold.
No prior familiarity with privacy law is required.
Laurel Kilgour, Counsel, Comar Mollé LLPLaurel Kilgour represents investors and startups spanning a wide range of industries. Before entering private practice, she analyzed international policy issues at the World Health Organization and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received a JD/MS from the University of Minnesota and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E and CIPP/US).
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.