2020-2021 School of Law Catalog 
    
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LAW 264 - Cyber Security Seminar.


This course will offer you the opportunity to examine and discuss the uniquely challenging, and evolving, legal and policy issues presented to our modern society by the cyber world.  What are the demands presented by the fast developing technology of the “internet of things” to our existing legal and business environment?   How should judges, prosecutors, government and private businesses confront these challenges as they respond to cyber security threats?  This course will consider how these entities have responded and should respond to these issues and attendant legal and policy considerations.  Topics will include: What is, and should be, the balance between national security and privacy interests in cyberspace?  What is the technology at issue and how, if at all, should it be regulated? What are the roles of public/private cooperation and the federal government? What is the intersection of cybersecurity and the law of armed conflict?  How are cybercrimes most effectively investigated and prosecuted?  Are there civil law remedies to cybercrimes and, if so, are the remedies effective? How should we as a society (domestic and international) deal with the concerns of personal privacy, encryption, and Internet freedom?  There are no prerequisites for the course. Two hours. Mackie



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