Northeastern University

Data Privacy Fundamentals

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Woodrow Hartzog

Instructor: Woodrow Hartzog


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Beginner level
No prior experience required
8 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Identify foundational understanding of digital age privacy concepts and theories

  • Identify privacy implications of modern digital technology

  • Identify the rules and frameworks for data privacy in the age of technology

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There are 3 modules in this course

In this module we will be introduced to some background information and foundational concepts of digital age privacy. You will see some of the history of it and consider the quandary that comes with trying to define privacy. Questions about the realities of securing personal data information will also be considered.

What's included

8 videos4 readings5 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this module we begin to contemplate what threatens our privacy in this digital age and the steps we can we take to protect it. Also, we will take a deep look into the growing influence of smart devices and artificial intelligence and consider whether or not they help or hinder human beings.

What's included

6 videos5 readings5 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this module we will explore privacy and the law and how it pertains to privacy in the media, in surveillance situations and in protecting personal data information. Finally, we will see how privacy regimes are functioning outside of the United States and make comparisons on approaches to privacy and how it is regulated.

What's included

8 videos6 readings5 quizzes1 discussion prompt


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4.7 (213 ratings)
Woodrow Hartzog
Northeastern University
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