This course surveys society's efforts to draw boundaries between the public and private spheres, with a focus on the legal regimes governing the collection, aggregation, and dissemination of private information. The course devotes substantial attention to the privacy-related torts, government surveillance, privacy-related First Amendment issues, and international privacy law. Other substantive topics that may be covered include consumer privacy on the Internet, Megan's Law, associational privacy, the Freedom of Information Act's privacy provisions, and medical privacy.
The student's grade is based on a final examination and participation.
This course is capped at 84 students.