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Professor Hirsch Teaches in Amsterdam

8/21/2013  - 


This past July, Capital University Law School Professor Dennis Hirsch co-organized and taught in a new Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy at the University of Amsterdam. The week-long course focused on U.S. and European privacy law and policy related to the Internet, electronic communications and social media. The Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam sponsored the course. Other faculty members included professors from Oxford and Nijmegen Universities, a Dutch privacy regulator, and the head of the global privacy practice at an international law firm. 

The course participants, each of whom already held a law degree, came from the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, the United States, Japan, Kenya, Brazil and other countries. The course covered topics such as: how privacy law affects social media, online advertising and other Internet-based businesses; EU enforcement of data protection law; privacy by design for engineers and lawyers; how data protection law applies to the smart grid and the Internet of Things; and the effort to establish a Do-Not-Track Online option. 

In 2010, Professor Hirsch served as a Fulbright Senior Professor at the University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR). Additional information about the IViR Privacy Law Summer Course is available at