Modern Surveillance Law


Course Code:
LAW 692
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail


This seminar provides an in depth look at modern government surveillance law, policies and practices. It is taught by Richard Salgado, director of law enforcement and information security at Google and a former prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, and Todd Hinnen, a partner at Perkins Coie and a former head of U.S. Department of Justice's National Security Division. The course will cover the technology, law and policy of government surveillance of the Internet and other communications technologies. We will focus on U.S. government surveillance for national security, criminal law enforcement and public safety purposes, but also address the relationship with other jurisdictions. Technologies and practices covered will include wiretapping, stored data collection and mining, location tracking and drones. Legal regimes will include the Fourth Amendment, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the USA Freedom Act, USA Patriot Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and CALEA among others. Elements used in grading: Class participation, attendance, and two writing assignments, which includes a final paper.

Past Offerings

2015-2016 Winter

2014-2015 Winter

Modern Surveillance Law LAW 692 Section 01 Class #29731

  • 2 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 20

Notes: Writing Requirement for Law Degree.

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