Instructor(s): Lisa Austin

For graduate students, the course number is LAW2072Y.

Data plays an increasingly central role in both the interactions between individuals within the private sector and in the interactions between the individual and the state. Determining who may collect, access, use, or disseminate data impacts not only the shape of the new economy but also the protection of democratic values and civil liberties within our emerging information society. Most legal systems determine rights and obligations with respect to data in a variety of ways, including: constitutional protection of privacy and freedom of expression, data protection law such as access to information and privacy legislation, and common law doctrines including privacy and the law of confidential information. This course provides an overview of these areas of law, as well as emerging critiques, focusing on the Canadian context but also drawing upon international comparisons.

Evaluation
Will be by written 2-hour open book examination (50%) and one essay (2,500 words) (50%) due on the last day of the examination period.

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
4
Hours
4

Enrolment

Maximum
65
60 JD
5 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

T: 4:10 - 6:00
Th: 4:10 - 6:00