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University of Michigan School of Information


540 - Privacy in Information Technology

Privacy in Information Technology --- This course explores privacy and data protection in information technologies. Students will gain a critical understanding of privacy's role in society and tension between privacy, technology and secure. Students will learn to analyze privacy issues and design privacy-friendly and usable solutions by considering social, technical, legal and public policy aspects. The course starts with a historical perspective on privacy and the tensions between privacy, technology and security as well as discourse on aspects affected privacy decisions of individuals. This is followed by an overview of the privacy laws and regulations in the United States and Europe, and other countries or even between sectors. The second half of the course focuses on the design of privacy-friendly systems under considerations of legal and regulatory requirements, technological safeguards and challenges, human factors, and organizational measures,
Credit Hours 4