PUBPOL 551S: Cybersecurity and National Security Law and Policy


The course examines issues of cybersecurity and privacy. It focuses on the roles that different government organizations play in protecting cybersecurity. The course also examines the issues raised by the government's acquisition and storage of information in the interests of national security. Examines the intersection between commercial privacy and cybersecurity, business planning and government surveillance in the global economy, focusing on the US and the EU, with particular attention to the tensions that have arisen in the aftermath of the Snowden revelations of NSA surveillance activity, various large scale cybersecurity breaches and questions as to the trustworthiness of technology.