Deep Dive into Global Developments in Privacy Law and Policy

Privacy is central to the development of the digital economy. This area of law and policy affects rights over your personal data, how companies and governments can access and collect personal data, and how personal data can be transferred across borders, with significant implications for international trade. In this Deep Dive, you will learn about the building blocks of privacy regulation, with a focus on the approaches being taken in the US, Europe, and China. We will study the different approaches to information privacy regulation and the implications for cross-border data flows of personal data. We will also look at the mechanisms being developed to enable personal data to flow between countries, including what to expect from the US-EU Privacy Shield 2.0.  

Who Will Benefit From This Deep Dive?

Officials in government and international organizations

 Officials working on privacy law and policy, cybersecurity, cross-border data flows of personal data, and international trade policy. 

Private Sector Public Policy Teams  

 People responsible for formulating and executing public policy outcomes for their companies with respect to privacy, cybersecurity, transfers of personal data across borders, and international trade. 

Non-Government Organizations 

 People engaged in developing and advocating policy solutions in areas such as privacy, cybersecurity, human rights and international trade.   

Here Is What You Will Learn

Key concepts for understanding Information Privacy Law

 Learn about the building blocks of information privacy regulation, as well as the privacy policy institutions throughout the world. You will also explore how cybersecurity, the regulation of digital platforms, and competition law increasingly have a significant impact on information privacy law.

Developments in the US, the EU and China when it comes to Information Privacy Law

 Learn about the essential elements of United States information privacy law and how its long-standing approach is now changing. You will learn about how a “Brussels Effect” through EU data protection law is influencing privacy regulations globally. We will also analyze the emerging privacy regulations of China. 

Who are the key actors shaping privacy law developments in the U.S. and globally

 Learn about the key government actors in the US, EU and China that are shaping privacy outcomes as well as the role of international organizations and forum such as the OECD that are affecting global privacy policy. 

Learn about the intersection between trade and cross-border flows of personal data

Learn how privacy regulation affects international data transfers, the impact of GDPR on data flows, and the US and other nations approach to this policy area, including the U.S-EU Privacy Shield 2.0, and explore other international regulations in this area.
Global Developments in Privacy Law and Policy  
Length: 3 weeks
Dates: coming soon 
Cost: $850 

Format and Content

  • Three week course
  • No need to take time off work - content is released every couple of days so you can watch at your own pace.
  • Approx 5hrs video (divided in 20-30min segments)
  • Two live synchronous lectures with your expert
  • Group discussion and exercises with participants
  • A Policyware certificate in Global Development in Privacy Law and Policy
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Paul Schwartz
Jefferson E. Peyser Professor at UC Berkeley School of Law and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

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Meet Your Expert

Paul Schwartz

Paul Schwartz is the Jefferson E. Peyser Professor at UC Berkeley School of Law and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Schwartz is the co-author of the leading casebook, Information Privacy Law, and the distilled guide, Privacy Law Fundamentals, each with Daniel Solove, and has published over fifty articles in journals such as the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, and the University of Chicago Law Review. Schwartz has testified before Congress and served as an advisor to the Commission of the European Union and other international organizations. He assists corporations and international organizations with regulatory, policy, and governance issues relating to information privacy. Schwartz was co-reporter of the American Law Institute’s pathbreaking Data Privacy Law Principles (2019). He is a past recipient of the Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin and a Research Fellowship at the German Marshall Fund in Brussels. Schwartz is also a recipient of grants from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, the German Academic Exchange, and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Schwartz belongs to the Editorial Boards of International Data Privacy Law, the International Journal of Law and Information Technology, and the Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (Data Protection Journal). He is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School, where he served as a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal.