A robust understanding of internet law, data breaches, and privacy is necessary for any professional who wishes to lead by managing people, systems, and change. Cyber security and customer privacy are some of the most important legal issues of our age. Indeed, today’s laws often restrict, shape, or enable communication within organizations, networks, systems, and communities. Therefore, it is essential for leaders to understand our contemporary legal environment and how it impacts their organizations. This course explores the laws that impact community building and communication in a technical age. We will utilize case studies to explore common scenarios surrounding internet law, privacy, and data breaches. Importantly, we will utilize these case studies and real-world scenarios to show how these laws also impact communication to users, clients, customers, constituencies, partner businesses, or governmental partners. Ultimately, this course will teach you how to begin analyzing and structuring your organization’s response to ever-growing issues surrounding privacy, data security, and internet law generally.
“As someone who did not have any background in law, I was a little nervous about taking a class regarding internet privacy and data breaches. Nick did a wonderful job at connecting his course to communities and networks and lectured in a way that was easy to understand. We covered relevant topics such as net neutrality, trade secrets and patents. Nick offers a wide range of freedom in assignments so that each student can tailor their projects in a way that benefits their professional portfolio. I would absolutely recommend this class to anyone who is looking for a solid introductory course!”