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M.S.L. Degree in Data and Privacy Law | Online

The proliferation of mobile devices and cloud computing have transformed how we communicate. As more business is conducted digitally organizations are increasingly susceptible to data breaches, hacking, and other misuses of data. Professionals who understand data production, storage, and transfer, and can manage changes in data privacy laws and regulations are in high demand in the U.S. and around the world. The Cardozo Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) in Data and Privacy Law responds to that need and addresses legal and policy issues and their compliance.

The 30-credit master's degree provides a comprehensive understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements affecting data and privacy law. For example, students will study how HIPAA and the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affect organizations worldwide and will learn how to plan for and manage these laws and regulations.

The M.S.L. is an online program and can be taken either full-time or part-time. Graduates will be prepared to understand the legal and compliance requirements related to the acquisition, management, storage, and transfer of large amounts of data as well as its affiliated risks; These skills apply to job opportunities across a variety of industries in roles such as data managers, data privacy officers, paralegals, compliance officers, or cyber risk data privacy specialists. Additionally, graduates may pursue work in e-discovery and forensic technology at law firms or in corporate legal departments to support litigation and investigations.

The M.S.L. in Data and Privacy Law builds on the expertise of the Cardozo Data Law Initiative (CDLI), which is a groundbreaking program focusing on the expanding legal fields of information governance, e-discovery, data privacy, social media law, and cybersecurity.

Program Costs
Tuition per credit: $1,295
Total Tuition: $38,850
Deposit: $1,000
Application Fee: $50
*Additional fees may apply

This program is pending ABA acquiescence.

Please note that this program does not qualify graduates to practice law or to sit for the bar exam.


Office of Graduate Enrollment


Data and Privacy Law Information Session | Webinar
May 9, 12-1pm EST

Data Breaches and the Law
What can the Uber case teach us? | Webinar
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Careers in Data and Privacy Law | Webinar
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