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Cybersecurity and Data Security: What Every Lawyer Should Know

I was recently on a terrific panel called Cybersecurity and Data Security: What Every Lawyer Should Know held by Penn State Dickinson Law.  The program focused on the latest developments in cybersecurity and data privacy. The panel was moderated by Professor Daryl Lim, H. Laddie Montague Jr. Chair in Law at Penn St. Dickinson Law. […]

Privacy and Data Protection in Academia Guide

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The inaugural issue of Privacy and Data Protection in Academia, A Global Guide to Curricula has just been released. This guide has information regarding privacy and data protection programs and courses offered at graduate schools, including law, computer science and business schools around the world. This information was based on a survey. Some law schools […]

A Guide to Grading Exams

  This post is a reprise of a post I wrote many years ago that has remained popular.  I thought I’d repost it now, during exam grading season, to help professors who want to learn the science and art of grading exams.  It’s that time of year again. Students have taken their finals, and now […]

The Funniest Password Recovery Questions and Why Even These Don’t Work

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  A recent article in Wired argues that it is time to kill password recovery questions. Password recovery questions are those questions that you set up in case you forget your password. Common questions are: In what city were you born? What is your mother’s maiden name? Where did you go to high school?

An Updated List of Privacy Law Fellowships

Fellowships can be a great way to kick start a career in privacy law.  I have added new fellowships the list I published in February 2016, as well as updated deadlines and other relevant information.  Click here to see the fully updated list of privacy fellowships.  If you know of others I should add, please email me.

The Triumph of the Privacy Profession: An Interview with Bamberger and Mulligan

The past 20 years have seen the remarkable emergence of the privacy profession. Starting from nothing, this profession originally included a handful of people called Chief Privacy Officers (CPOs). Nobody grew up saying they wanted to be a CPO. Nobody knew what CPOs did.