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Chicago-Kent College of Law Certificate in Privacy Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law

Certificate in Privacy Law

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, USA

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Sep 2024

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Managing personal data has become increasingly important throughout the modern business and legal world. Such data is often exploited or mismanaged, at times with costly consequences. An ever-evolving array of laws, regulations, and standards across jurisdictions creates new challenges for legal and policy professionals in both the public and private sector. Marketing professionals and administrators need a foundational understanding of privacy in order to efficiently and ethically manage personal data. Those in engineering and information technology fields are often familiar with the technology used to manage and process data but are unaware of the privacy laws and policies that govern the use of such data. In short, anyone in a professional field that intersects with personal information will greatly benefit from the Certificate Program in Privacy Law.

Students in the Privacy Certificate Program will have the opportunity to explore privacy frameworks in the United States and abroad; develop a strong understanding of the different dimensions of privacy law (constitutional privacy, consumer privacy, and so on); and familiarize themselves with leading industry guidelines and best practices. The program will also highlight the practical problems of risk management in privacy decisions that routinely impact other areas of law. The program will enable students both those pursuing a J.D. and established professionals to develop the essential legal and foundational background necessary to successfully compete for roles in the constantly evolving field of privacy.

Working professionals will take courses online, while J.D. students will take their courses either in-person or online, at the relevant instructor's discretion.

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