This course address issues of current concern in privacy and security. It is cross listed with the University of Illinois, Chicago, Computer Science Department, and is co-taught by Richard Warner and Robert Sloan, Head of the Department at UIC.
With computer science and law students in the same room, the course delves reasonably deeply into the technical background to legal issues, and into the differing attitudes in legal and technical cultures. The course does not however assume any technical knowledge (on the part of law students) or any legal knowledge (on the part of computer science students).
Topics vary from offering to offering but typically include the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, encryption, predictive analytics (“big data”), malware, and other forms of unauthorized access, and emerging requirements for information security.