Washington and Lee University School of Law has launched a new summer program in Washington, DC for students interested in studying cyber and privacy law.
The program is part of W&L’s exclusive academic partnership launched last year with the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a DC-based think tank that promotes responsible data privacy policies. The FPF was founded by W&L alumnus Christopher Wolf ‘80L, senior partner and former director of the Information Privacy Practice Group of Hogan Lovells.
The course, titled “Cyber Policy and Privacy Law,” will be co-taught by Professor Margaret Hu and Jules Polonetsky, CEO at FPF. The course will examine how the expanding role of the internet, big data, e-commerce, social media, and wearable technology has strained the preexisting regulatory and constitutional frameworks that have guided privacy protections under the law. The seminar will delve into these topics in both corporate and government contexts.