University of Pennsylvania

Privacy Law and Data Protection

This course is part of Regulatory Compliance Specialization

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Lauren Steinfeld

Instructor: Lauren Steinfeld

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  • Provide methods for protecting privacy using the Fair Information Principles

  • Identify the laws and regulations that pertain to data protection

  • Identify the privacy obligations that can apply to complex organizations

  • Identify strategies for managing compliance issues related to privacy laws and data protection

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There are 4 modules in this course

We begin our study of privacy and data protection with a brief look at the development of privacy law in the U.S. Then we examine the Fair Information Principles that provide the foundation of modern privacy and data protection programs.

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5 videos3 readings3 quizzes3 discussion prompts

How does a privacy law actually operate? This module looks at privacy and data protection in action, specifically using HIPAA as the framework.

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6 videos2 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts

What is data protection actually protecting us from? This module looks at the threats to data security and the processes that exist for dealing with a data breach.

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5 videos4 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

As massive privacy breaches continue to happen, more regulatory bodies are taking on privacy concerns. This module examines the important role of the Federal Trade Commission, and concludes with a close look at the General Data Protection Regulation recently passed by the European Union.

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5 videos6 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt


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