An examination of the intersection of information, technology, law, ethics, and policy in the digital age. Topics explored include privacy and surveillance; intellectual property; open access and open data; intellectual freedom and censorship; cybersecurity and information security; information accuracy and disinformation; cyberbullying and social media issues; and big data and data collection, sharing, and preservation. Examination of issues related to ethical research conduct, access to information and digital divides as well as of ethical issues of a more general nature, such as integrity, equality, accountability, civil discourse, conflicts of interest, transparency, respect, dignity, and inclusion.

Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade (default) Satisfactory/No credit (option)
Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3