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The purpose of this project is to promote student analysis of relevant and current topics that deal with cyber privacy, law, and business concerns. From the topics provided below or one you propose to your professor, you should complete a 10 to 15 slide, narrated, PowerPoint presentation to share with your classmates.

You should limit restating background facts of the topic and focus on conducting independent research. Your presentation should be targeted to subject matter experts in the field with substantial background regarding the legal, ethical, and privacy implications of these topics. Your research and presentation should be unique to any other assignments completed thus far.

Assignment Submission

There are two parts to this assignment:

  1. 10 to 15-slide, narrated, PowerPoint presentation – that addresses the policy, legal, business, and technical aspects of the selected topic.
  2. Annotated bibliography using APA formatting – imagine this bibliography will be a source for your audience to leverage as a takeaway for additional reading.

Example Topics:

  • Conflicting interests of individuals in privacy as to personal data and of firms that compile such data (e.g., European data protection directive, “cookies” when visiting websites)
  • Protection of privacy interests in electronic transactions (e.g., anonymity and pseudonymity issues)
  • Spamming: rights to do or to stop?
  • The legal infrastructure necessary to enable electronic commerce
  • Regulation of cyberbanking (vis-à-vis money laundering, fraud, tax collection)
  • Challenges to the constitutionality of export control regulations as they affect the teaching of encryption algorithms (e.g., Bernstein v. United States)
  • Constitutionality of the Communications Decency Act (e.g., Reno v. ACLU)
  • Regulating fantasies on the Internet (e.g., U.S. v. Jake Baker)
  • Criminal regulations of computer hackers (e.g., U.S. v. Morris, U.S. v. Riggs, U.S. v. LaMacchia)
  • The jurisdiction in criminal law matters (e.g., U.S. v. Thomas; Minnesota Attorney General on cybergambling)
  • The jurisdiction in civil law matters (e.g., Maritz, Inc. v. Cybergold, Inc.)
  • Cyberspace as its own jurisdiction
  • Trademark rights and domain names (e.g., MTV v. Adam Curry)
  • Universal access to the Internet
  • Liability of intermediate institutions, such as online service providers, for libel, other torts, and copyright infringement (e.g., Cubby v. CompuServe, Stratton-Oakmont v.
  • Using technology to protect private or public interests (e.g., V-chip, Clipper Chip, PICS)Electronic Communications Privacy Act (how well does it work, should it be expanded?)
  • Employer and employee interests vis-à-vis electronic privacy (e.g., email and websurfing)
  • Copyright issues arising from linking on the World Wide Web
  • Patent wars in cyberspace (e.g., over digital cash, rights management systems, commercial transaction systems)
  • Antitrust issues in cyberspace (e.g., Justice Dept. investigations of Microsoft over Internet Explorer issues)

Need assistance with the narrated presentation? Refer to the Kaltura Capture resources for assistance.