This is the webpage for a class from the PAST that
has ALREADY ENDED. Current class information is available here
LATEST CHANGES TO SITE
- January 21, 2009: We will be meeting Wednesday, January 21st, at 5pm, at Beau Jo's Pizza across the street from the law school, for a post-seminar celebration.
- Oct. 26, 2008: Posted cached copy of one article for week nine to fix a broken original link.
- Oct. 13, 2008: Posted information about rescheduled lab class in Week Ten
- Sept. 8, 2008: Not only has the reading for Week 4 been posted here, but a new version of the syllabus is included below (version 0.96).
- Sept. 2, 2008: Be sure to check this page each week to see amendments, additions, and deletions to the reading. Any changes to a week's reading will be posted by the start of the prior class. After this week, changes to the reading will NOT be listed here in "Latest Changes."
Download the syllabus in pdf or MS Word format.
Map and directions to lab class.
Changes to Syllabus
Please take note of the following changes to the syllabus:
- Class Ten, originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 4th (Election
Day) has been rescheduled. The two new dates are:
You need attend only one of the make-up sessions. Room and
other details TBA.
- Thursday, October 30, 2008, 2 - 4pm
- Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 1 - 3pm
Virtual Coursepack Reading
The syllabus is merely aspirational. Each week, the entire assignments to be read will be posted here no later than the start of the prior class:
Week Twelve, 11/18/08:
- Read scanned pages (42 pages, 3MB file) from Information Privacy Law, Solove, Rotenberg, and Schwartz (careful--not our class book)
Week Eleven, 11/11/08:
Week Ten (Lab classes): No reading.
Week Nine, 10/28/08:
- SRS 284-309
- Introduction and Part II only: Paul M. Schwartz, Property, Privacy, and Personal Data, 117 Harv. L. Rev. 2055 (2044).
- Alessandro Aquisti and Jens Grossklags, What Can Behavioral Economics Teach Us About Privacy? NOTE: As of Sunday, 10/26, this link is broken. Unless and until it comes back, you can use Google's cache or this cache. (sorry about the ugly formatting)
- Read Summary and Parts I, II, and VI only: Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Privacy Self-Regulation: A Decade of Disappointment
- Federal Trade Commission, Online Behavioral Advertising: Moving the Discussion Forward to Possible Self-Regulatory Principles
Week Eight, 10/21/08:
Week Seven, 10/14/08 (NOTE: Assignment changed slightly on Tuesday, 10/7):
Week Six, 10/7/08:
Week Five, 9/30/08:
Week Four, 9/16/08:
- SRS 133-75
- Skip Parts II.B, II.C, IV.A, and IV.B: Dan Solove, Privacy and Power: Computer Databases and Metaphors for Information Privacy, 53 Stan. L. Rev. 1393 (2001).
- Doug Kysar, Foreward: Making Sense of Information for Environmental Protection, 86 Tex. L. Rev. 1347 (2008). (not on web, download from Westlaw)
- SKIM (I mean, really skim; just read headings and important-sounding paragraphs): The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552, and the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a.
Week Three, 9/9/08:
- SKIP Parts III and IV: Fred Cate, Government Data Mining: The Need for a Legal Framework, 43 Harv. Civ. Rights-Civ. Liberties L. Rev. 435 (2008).
- Read entire articles: Both the Slobogin and Kerr articles are part of a recent symposium of the University of Chicago Law Review and available with other articles at the journal's website.
- SKIM (I mean, really skim; just read headings and important-sounding paragraphs): 50 U.S.C. § 1801-1811.
- SRS 103-107
Week Two, 9/2/08:
- SRS 57-83
- Skip Part III: Orin Kerr, The Case for the Third-Party Doctrine
- Skip Parts III.A, III.C, and III.D: Warshak v. United States, 490 F.3d 455 (6th Cir. 2007) vacated by 535 F.3d 521 (6th Cir. 2008) (en banc).
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