Privacy in the USA (Coursera)

Privacy in the USA (Coursera)
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Privacy in the USA (Coursera)
After having followed Privacy in the Western world you have become acquainted with the overall global legal system and the origins of privacy as a concept as well as privacy as a (human) right. This course deals with the American legal system to protect privacy. In the USA privacy is protected through different legal concepts. Constitutional protection through the 4th Amendment plays a crucial role in protecting the US citizen against unjust governmental intrusion. As part of a myriad of consumer protection laws (e.g. health, financial) personal data is also protected.

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And last but not least there are a number of specific laws dealing with the (privacy) protection of all sorts of communications, such as mobile telephony, e-mail, online searches, etc.

The course deals with the main legal concepts in such a way that the learner will, after having successfully completed the course, be able to follow the legal developments in the USA.

We hope you enjoy the course!


What You Will Learn

- Understand the legal fundamentals of American privacy law and the role of the Supreme Court

- Create awareness for the role of privacy protection and the rule of law

- Learn about the human rights background of privacy protection

- Become aware of the essential role of law in designing IT, crypto and security systems

Course 2 of 5 in the Privacy and Standardisation Specialization.


Syllabus


WEEK 1

Introduction

After having followed Privacy in the Western world you have become acquinted with the overall global legal system and the origins of privacy as a concept as well as privacy as a (human) right. This course deals with the constitutional and the overall legal system of privacy protection in the USA. In the USA privacy is protected through different legal concepts, constitutional protection through the 4th Amendment plays a crucial role in protecting the US citizen against unjust governmental intrusion. As part of a myriad of consumer protection laws (e.g. health, financial) , privacy is also protected. And last but not least there a number of specific laws dealing with the (privacy) protection of all sorts of communications, such as mobile telephony, e-mail, searches, etc. The course only deals with the main legal concepts but this has been done in such a way that the learner will, after having successfully completed the course, be able to follow the legal developments in the USA. We hope you enjoy this course.


WEEK 2

Overview History USA


WEEK 3

The Legal System


WEEK 4

Constitutional / Bill of Rights


WEEK 5

Consumer Rights


WEEK 6

Telecommunications and ISPs

Correspondance


WEEK 7

Examination



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