• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    12
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $1300.00
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $1300.00

Information Privacy Law and Policy

Graduate Certificate

The explosive growth in digital technologies and applications has led to hundreds of new information privacy laws in the US and internationally. As a result, there is a growing need for individuals with a formal background in information privacy law and policy to understand the current regulations and to thoughtfully develop new information privacy law and policy frameworks as technological developments continually disrupt prior conceptions of privacy.

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Information Privacy Law and Policy is uniquely positioned to answer these demands because of its interdisciplinary approach, which integrates law, business, and computer science. As a student in the program, you study US federal and state laws and regulations and major judicial opinions concerning information privacy law, as well as the major US federal and state regulators with responsibility for information privacy, their regulatory powers and jurisdiction, and other tools available to them.

You explore models of information privacy law in other parts of the world and their likely impact on US institutions. You learn to assess information privacy laws, regulations, and judicial decisions in terms of their impact on institutions and individuals, cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and other legal or policy issues they might raise. You assess new technologies, applications, products, and services in terms of the information privacy issues they may present and their lawfulness under existing law. You also learn to understand the broader context in which information privacy issues occur and other values that are likely to be implicated by efforts to address information privacy challenges, including cybersecurity, freedom of expression and association, Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights, efficient commerce, and national security.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Information Privacy Law and Policy prepares you for such careers as:

  • Information privacy policy specialist
  • Information security officer
  • Information security specialist
  • Security management specialist
  • Information security analyst
  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Vulnerability assessor
  • Privacy specialist
  • IT specialist
  • Cybersecurity specialist

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Information Privacy Law and Policy, you must complete at least 12 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Information privacy law and policy core courses (3-10 credit hours)
  • Information privacy law and policy elective courses (as needed to total 12 credit hours)

*Courses for this certificate program are offered both online and on campus. Please check the current course listings for online availability.

NOTE: If you choose to pursue the IU Online MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the master's program.


Courses

Core
  • Introduction to US Law 1 Credits

    Students without prior legal experience, who are not concurrently enrolled in the JD program, must complete at least one credit of Introduction to US Law.

  • A541Computing and Technology Boot Camp 3 Credits

    Students without a technology background must take A541 in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.

  • B708 --OR-- B728Information Privacy Law I: Constitutional Privacy Issues --OR-- Information Privacy II: Privacy Regulation 3 Credits
  • L664Seminar in Information Privacy 3 Credits
Elective
  • A542 Technical Foundations of Cybersecurity 3 Credits

    Prerequisite: A541 Computing and Technology Boot Camp

  • B536 Health Privacy Law 3 Credits
  • B587Information Security Law 3 Credits
  • B655 Information Privacy & Security Management Practicum 3 Credits
  • B738 Cybersecurity 3 Credits
  • T560 IT Risk Management 3 Credits
  • T578 Cybersecurity Law and Policy 3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1300.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3900.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1300.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3900.00
Note: 

Additional fees will apply.


-This program is ineligible for financial aid. 

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