The course will be delivered via HBS Online’s course platform and immerse learners in real-world examples from experts at industry-leading organizations. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Michael D. Smith is the John H. Finley, Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University. He spent 11 years as the Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, leading Harvard’s oldest and largest school. Smith was actively involved in the launch of edX, and served on its board from 2012 to 2018. Earlier in his career, he spent time in industry building a range of computing hardware for Honeywell Information Systems and, in 2001, co-founded the data security company Liquid Machines, which was acquired in 2010 by Check Point Software Technologies. While at Harvard, he received a prestigious National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award and the Alpha Iota Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Utilize best practices in collecting and using personal data.
Set clear strategies and policies about consumer data, website security, and technology best practices.
Explore current policies and regulations to define data education and protection.
Data Privacy and Technology consist of approximately 25 hours of material delivered over a five-week period. You can complete the coursework on your own time while meeting regular deadlines.
Data Privacy and Technology is a complex and multifaceted concept. This course aims to help you become a better-informed citizen and contributing member of privacy-forward communities, business task forces, and your personal data-sharing practices. You’ll explore the legal and ethical implications of one’s personal data, the risks and rewards of data collection and surveillance, and the need for policy, advocacy, and privacy monitoring.
Learning requirements: In order to earn a Certificate of Completion from Harvard Online, participants must thoughtfully complete all 5 modules.
Harvard Business School Online offers a unique and highly engaging way to learn vital business concepts. Immerse yourself in real challenges faced by business leaders across a variety of industries. You will explore legal and ethical implications of one’s personal data, the risks and rewards of data collection and surveillance, and the need for policy, advocacy, and privacy monitoring.
Bethany Larson, HBS Online Participant
The platform was engaging, innovative, and allowed me to interact with the material in a way I never expected from an online course.
Ryan Dumlao, HBS Online Participant
I had never experienced such an immersive platform online, and could argue that it was more effective at building and solidifying knowledge than some of the in-class courses I took in college.
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