Privacy and Security in a Networked World: Spring 2015


Jessica Vitak


iSchool at Maryland


Spring 2015


Technological innovations in how individuals, organizations, and goverments collect and share personal information have raised myriad concerns regarding how that information can be best protected. In today’s highly networked world, individuals must acquire the knowledge and skills to engage with technologies in a safe and secure manner. This course provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the social, legal, ethical, and design challenges that arise when it comes to securing personal information and helping individuals maintain desired levels of privacy at home, work, and everywhere in between.

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