ITMG281 Law, Privacy, and Digital Data (3 semester hours)

This course examines how laws have changed to account for the expanded realm of crimes in the digital age. Students will learn about topics such as online identity theft, sexual harassment, intellectual property rights violations, and plagiarism. In addition, students will learn how stalkers can access the digital data of victims, gain access to highly confidential medical and financial information, and sabotage their victims' reputations. This course examines current literature on topics such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and other legislation impacting legal disputes.