INFO 6940

INFO 6940

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Study of topics not currently covered in INFO offerings, as determined by faculty and student interest.

When Offered Fall or Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: INFO 4940

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Privacy and Security in the Data Economy

  • 18066 INFO 6940   SEM 101

    • TR Online Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Cheyre Forestier, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Increasingly, social and economic interactions are mediated by online platforms and algorithmic systems that rely on ubiquitous connectivity and data accumulation for their operation. While these systems have brought an unprecedented number of new products and services that have fostered growth and innovation, they have also created novel challenges to privacy and data security. In this course, we explore privacy and data security as multi-faceted concepts with economic, legal, social, ethical, and psychological underpinnings. In particular, we will explore the trade-offs that arise between the benefits created by the data economy and the need for protecting privacy and data security.