Sarah McMahon


The typical law school seminar contains a set of readings, accompanied by a series of session-specific introductions and “notes & questions” to help structure class discussion. This document provides a comprehensive set of materials for such a seminar, on a fourteen-week calendar, that explores privacy law through the lens of the new technologies popularly known as “the Internet of Things” (IoT). Indeed, two of the most discussed topics in the legal profession right now are privacy law and the implications that IoT may have on data privacy and security. By examining major topics in privacy law while paying special attention to the implications of IoT devices, this seminar provides a unique format for analyzing and studying a topic as broad and storied as privacy law. Created as an independent study project by a third-year law school student, this “seminar in a box” document provides all of the reading lists, introductory materials, and discussion questions needed to conduct this topical seminar. A professor might use this document or portions of it in her classroom, or a student may find this resource useful as a starting point for further research. A central aim of this project is to provide a useful introductory guide to privacy law.

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