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Modern Surveillance Law

This seminar is an in depth look at modern government surveillance policies and practices. Taught by Richard Salgado, director of law enforcement and information security at Google, Inc, and a former prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and Todd Hinnen, a partner at Perkins Coie and a former head of U.S. Department of Justice's National Security Division, the course will cover the technology, law and policy of government surveillance of the Internet and other communications technologies. We will focus on U.S. law, but also address the relationship with other jurisdictions. Technologies covered will include wiretapping, stored data collection and mining, location tracking and drones and legal regimes will include the Fourth Amendment, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the USA Patriot Act, CALEA and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Elements used in grading: Class participation, attendance, written assignments and final paper. Writing (W) credit is for students entering prior to Autumn 2012.

2014-2015 Winter
01/05/2015 - 03/09/2015 Wed 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM at Law190
Notes: Writing Requirement for Law Degree.

Instructors for this course (Past and Present)

Richard P. Salgado
Jennifer Granick
Todd Hinnen