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Course Name Internet Censorship and Global Surveillance
Course Code PCS 6163
Course Credits 3.0
Pre/Anti-requisites Anti-requisite: LAW 6163 - Internet Censorship and Global Surveillance
Course Description

This course will focus on issues relating to censorship, blocking and surveillance of on-line activities. Lack of access to comprehensive on-line service is a component of data security, yet monitoring on-line behaviour can have a significant impact on privacy. At the same time, governments or government-sponsored actors often have legitimate reasons for such activities, for example, to reduce the incidence of crime or terrorism. We will consider these activities and their competing agendas. Key topics will include some technological aspects of censorship, surveillance and anti-circumvention, attribution of unwanted acts, and justifications for blocking and monitoring.

Upcoming Offerings

Fall 2019

Specialization Privacy and Cybersecurity
Status Required
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 12h Substantive Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions. To inquire about credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

All courses and schedules are subject to change.