COMPSCI 391L Computer Crime Law

Computer Crime Law and the Technologies of Investigation and Privacy is a study, analysis, and discussion of the legal issues related to crimes involving computers and networks, including topical actions by dissidents and governments. We will also study the technologies of forensic investigation, intelligence gathering, privacy enhancement, and censorship resistance. Our main legal topics will include recent and important case law, statutes, and constitutional clauses concerning authorization, access, search and seizure, wiretaps, the right to privacy, and FISA. Our technology topics will include methods of investigation and resistance in the context of the Internet and Cellular networks. Students are assumed to have no background in legal concepts. Students will be required to complete substantial legal readings, complete significant written analysis of rulings, learn about technologies in detail, and participate in lively class discussion. Prerequisite: COMPSCI 230 and ENGLWRIT 112. This course counts as a CS Elective toward the CS major. 3 credits.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to Thursday, December 14, 2017
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 to Thursday, December 19, 2019
Monday, August 24, 2020 to Friday, November 20, 2020
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 to Monday, December 13, 2021
Class meets on: 
Marvin Cable
September, 2021