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COMPSCI 105 - Privacy and Technology or return to Course Catalog Search

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Faculty of Arts and SciencesComputer ScienceJames Waldo
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2018-2019  (show academic calendar)TuTh   1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Pierce 301 (SEAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate and Undergraduate

What is privacy, and how is it affected by recent developments in technology? This course critically examines popular concepts of privacy and uses a rigorous analysis of technologies to understand the policy and ethical issues at play. Case studies: database anonymity, research ethics, wiretapping, surveillance, and others. Course relies on some technical material, but is open and accessible to all students, especially those with interest in economics, engineering, political science, computer science, sociology, biology, law, government, philosophy.

Exam Group

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.