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Fall 2017
Mar 20, 2018
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CCTP 692 - Privacy/Security/Digital Trust
From identity theft to pretexting to outsourcing to social networking—how do we maintain trust in institutions and each other in the face of rapid change?  Modern technologies, cultural norms and business practices create an exponentially different set of challenges than our society confronted even a decade ago.  

This seminar considers the challenges to citizen and consumer trust posed by significant developments such as international terrorism and the global adoption of the Internet and other networked technologies.  We will work with an interdisciplinary set of readings, speakers and projects—really the only way to approach such a complex and important set of topics.  

Seminar participants will first develop a foundational understanding of the major US and international legal and policy “trust” frameworks within which individuals interact with business, government and each other.  Readings and class discussion will then treat a range of current and in many-cases high-profile issues including:

•	Citizen trust: homeland security and government surveillance 
•	Globalization, trust and emergence of new corporate models
•	Can the private sector be trusted? The role of industry self-governance in security and privacy
•	Can the individual be trusted?  Issues raised by social networking (vlogs, audiocasts, blogs tagging, rating and so on)
•	The role of the private sector:  Operationalizing trust and the new professions emerging as a result
•	Identity and Trust:  Understanding identify theft and fraud
•	If you can’t trust the health care system who can you trust?  Maintaining trust in a system in crisis and in change
•	Trust leaders and losers: Case studies and discussions with high-level guests 

The culmination of the seminar will result in an original piece of scholarship by each participant, applying what we will have read and discussed to the challenge of designing a better system to enable trust in a globally-integrating economy and society.  

Taught by the first Chief Privacy Officer in the Fortune 500, this seminar will be taught at the intersection of theory and cutting-edge, real world experience.  

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Commun, Culture & Technology Department

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