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Big Data and the Law

Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 2

This course explores the legal impacts of the rise of big data, addressing how our governance mechanisms shape and are shaped by innovations in data; how regulatory choices about data collection, access and control can dictate the winners and losers in a new “information economy”; and the major issues that lawyers dealing with data should understand. It combines an exploration of current topics in data governance and regulation with hands-on exercises that will allow students to gather the skills and knowledge necessary to become critical and ethical users of big data, including practice engaging with data agreements and generating legal responses to data breaches.