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Public Policy, Law, and Ethics

Instructor: Robert Sloan (CS) and Richard Warner (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law)

Course Description
This course addresses questions such as - What is privacy, and in particular, what is privacy in an
age of electronic surveillance? What trade-offs are there between privacy and security, and between privacy
and economic efficiency? How much privacy should we demand? Will the source of our privacy be law
and regulation, social norms, or technology, or some combination? The course combines philosophical, ethical, economic, and legal considerations against the background of a sound understanding of what is, and is likely to be, technologically possible.