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Spring 2018-2019
WWS 586F / COS 586   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Topics in STEP - Information Technology and Public Policy

Jonathan Mayer

We examine recurring, high-profile issues in technology policy & law. Each meeting explores a challenging topic, including consumer privacy, data security, online crime, electronic surveillance, net neutrality, online speech, algorithmic fairness, cryptocurrencies, election security, & offensive operations. We cover foundational technical concepts that affect policy & law, including internet architecture, cryptography, systems security, privacy science, & artificial intelligence. Materials & discussion draw extensively from current events & primary sources. Assignments are modeled on real-world policy work products.


Requirements/Grading:
Other (See Instructor) - 100%

Other Requirements:
WWS Graduate Students Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course is suitable for students without any special technical background..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42193 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:30:00 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:18 Closed