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History of Technology and Law


About the Course:

The incredible pace of technological change has changed the world forever. The internet and smartphones, plus cutting edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, drones, virtual/augmented reality and Blockchain/Bitcoin pose fascinating legal and policy challenges.  This course will explore issues such as the tension between individual privacy and Silicon Valley business models; the debate between encryption and national security; the role of cybersecurity and hacking; and other key issues framing historical and current approaches to regulating advanced technology. 


Upper Division Standing.


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