Joseph Crea Dean and Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise
Privacy, Technology, and Communications Law
Internet Law and New Media
B.A., Princeton University
B.A./M.A., Oxford University
J.D., Yale Law School
Information Privacy Law
Considerable difficulty exists in the computer age with the traditional approach to privacy law as primarily protecting "the right to be alone." Employing privacy law to protect such "seclusion" is of limited promise in an age of information technology, international data flows, and demands by consumer and citizens for administered services from private and public entities. This class will examine how personal information is used in a variety of settings, including health care regulation and child abuse data banks, and will evaluate the regulation of flows of personal data by constitutional, statutory and regulatory law.
Grading and Method of Evaluation
Letter grade with pass/fail option. Take-home exam.