Contemporary Digital Policy and PoliticsOffered this year and most years
This course will examine the politics and processes for making policies related to the internet and digital policy issues. We will examine current issues at the national level, including the White House and federal agencies, Congress, international institutions and industry on issues such as privacy and information security, and on debates like whether and how to regulate Big Tech. Topics covered include the creation of national policies at the White House, the regulatory process, legislation, standards, global implications and the politics of technological change.
Format and participation: This is an asynchronous version of IAPA 1811, available only to students enrolled in a completely online master’s degree program, by permission of the instructor. Students will complete weekly activities in lieu of attending synchronous class discussions.