Albany Law School’s
Master of Science in Legal Studies Specialization in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy is designed for anyone with a desire or a need to learn more about the legal and policy implications of cybersecurity and data privacy. The program features professors and practitioners with unique expertise in information security, data privacy, cybercrime, and intellectual property.
The online program provides working professionals, as well as traditional students, a flexible schedule to advance career goals in cybersecurity and data privacy. Each student will have a customized curricula that draws upon the law school’s
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Pathway.
Students earn the master’s degree in one year of full-time study or over a longer period of part-time study.
This course is designed to expose students to the issues involved in cyber security law, both from a national policy standpoint and from a corporate counsel view. Cyber security is the protection of electronic data and systems from attack, loss, or other compromise. Electronic data and systems include governmental records, and investor and private firm information, and the hardware and software systems used to generate and maintain that data.
Focuses on the legal requirements of electronic commerce including issues of electronic contracting, tort, defamation, constitutional law, intellectual property, procedural, domestic and international conflicts and regulation.
Students who have taken Internet Law will not receive credit for this class.
A required first-year course for selected students, Legal Methods concentrates on enhancing students' skills. It involves completing written and oral exercises in case reading, briefing, analyzing, synthesizing, note taking, outlining, communicating and exam taking skills. The course also addresses study habits, time management, and stress reduction.
The course deals with the legal rights and remedies and constitutional inhibitions, developed and developing, related to defamation (libel and slander), the rights of privacy and publicity, artistic integrity and "moral right" The grade will be based on performance on an end of semester examination.
This course examines the impact of technology on information privacy law, while examining the evolution of the right to information privacy and personal autonomy under Constitutional, tort, statutory and international law. This course will explore how the law should balance privacy rights with national security concerns, given the advent of new technologies and information structures. This course will examine modern privacy developments involving, inter alia, social media, video surveillance, “big data” practices, DNA databanking, the collection of health information, cybersecurity, airport body scanning, drone technology, and Internet privacy and cryptography. This course is required to complete the Concentration in Law and Cybersecurity.
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