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2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 414 - Cybersecurity Law

Fall 2 Holly Brady

This course will explore Cybersecurity Law, a relatively new and dynamic area of law. The course will begin with a discussion of how the lawyer’s role is evolving as cybersecurity risk becomes an increasingly significant area of focus for business executives, law makers, and regulators. Throughout the course, we will examine a variety of legislative, regulatory, and litigation issues. We will explore novel applications of long-standing legal tenets, such as Article III standing, the attorney-client privilege, and the reasonableness standard. We will look at the anatomy of a data breach and discuss complex issues that arise in data breaches. We will also explore the intersection of Cybersecurity and Privacy and discuss how Cybersecurity is a necessary component of Privacy, but how Cybersecurity interests can also come into conflict with Privacy interests. Although we will cover certain technical aspects of Cybersecurity, such as the protection of a computer network, no prior technical experience is required. Grades will be determined primarily by a final paper.