About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Information Privacy Law (Spring 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-804
- Class Number: 03355
- Instructor: Eileen Decker
This course will examine the legal and policy issues pertaining to information privacy in the United States. The course will address the privacy issues facing both the public and private sectors, particularly in response to the growing emergence of cyber crimes and cyber security issues. Topics will include: the concept of privacy, privacy in the information age particularly in the current cyber threat environment, privacy and the media, consumer data, employment issues, government access to information and the Fourth Amendment, national security issues, and international privacy issues.
A final paper of no longer than 20 pages, double spaced using Times Roman font 12, must be submitted by the final class. Students will be provided with deadlines for: submission of his or her proposed paper topic for the final paper; an outline of the final paper; and recommended dates for meeting with the instructor. The dates are established to ensure that students are progressing sufficiently with their papers. Students seeking to satisfy the school’s writing requirement will be required to submit the paper earlier.
- Unit Value: 2
- Grading Options: Numerical Only
- Schedule: T 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
- Room Number: Room 2
- Exam: Paper
- Writing Requirement: Yes with submission of the Upper Division Writing Requirement Form.
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: No
- Participation: 15% of grade
- Enrollment Limitation: 20 students
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