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Cybersecurity, Privacy, & American DemocracyClass Term:
Fall Term 2021-2022Catalog Number:
3 (0 Contact, 0 Field)Graduation Requirements:
Seminar - 3rd Year PriorityFull Year Course:
This course will explore the intersection of cybersecurity issues and American democracy. The proliferation of technology in the cyber age has not only collided with existing norms and laws around privacy, but also stressed American democracy in profound ways. The proliferation of algorithmic tools within government and cyber threats to our critical election infrastructure (including digital disinformation and hacking) are among the most pressing challenges that our democracy must confront to preserve popular legitimacy in the face of cyber’s growth. By first exploring the legal framework around cybersecurity and privacy, students will have a sufficient grounding to examine these complex issues facing American democracy.