Privacy Studies


INF2317H — Privacy Studies

This course examines the socio-cultural, political, policy and commercial aspects of privacy and information and communication technology in the Canadian and global context. The interdisciplinary course will explore topics including: privacy theory (histories of privacy and technology, various dimensions of privacy, evolving conceptions of reasonable expectations of privacy); regulation (the role of data protection authorities, privacy organizations and civil society, privacy legislation, select case law); challenges to individual and collective privacy rights with intense datafication; and digital privacy policy literacy.

Note: Formerly a special topics course. Effective fall 2020, the course is a regular course.