• Take the lead in cyberlaw, data protection, privacy, e-discovery, & compliance.

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

The news is filled with examples of cyber breaches and misuse of the public’s data, not least of which include the illicit sharing of social media and online profile data, the sale of social security and credit card numbers, and the hacking of personal records from government agencies. Better technology is only part of the solution for neutralizing these threats to data and privacy. To realize data’s potential, while managing its risks, you need to understand the legal, regulatory, policy and compliance issues that govern how companies acquire, store, secure, use, share, and dispose of data.

Cardozo's Master of Studies in Law (MSL) in Data and Privacy Law ensures you have the knowhow to navigate the laws that affect every stage in the information lifecycle and to be an effective senior leader in cyber law, data privacy, cybersecurity, e-discovery, or other data-intensive fields. You’ll begin by mastering fundamentals of the law and then move seamlessly into advanced topics in privacy, cybersecurity, and information law. You’ll leave with an in-depth working knowledge of rapidly evolving privacy and cybersecurity standards across a variety of industries including, among others, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), New York State’s Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and, when finalized, the EU e-Privacy Regulation.  And you’ll understand what companies need to do to protect themselves from costly lawsuits and settlements.

Our MSL in Data and Privacy Law is a globally respected credential that is ideal for anyone interested in cyber and privacy law and anyone whose current or future position involves making decisions about data, including information security professionals, IT managers and technology specialists, privacy professionals, records managers, forensic technologists, and paralegals and litigation support staff, as well as privacy, data protection and compliance officers.

Your Experience: Cardozo’s Master’s in Data and Privacy Law is a flexible 30-credit graduate degree that can be taken either full-time or part-time. The program is fully online, allowing you to easily participate from anywhere around the country or around the globe—on your own schedule. Classes are engaging. Rather than just listening to recorded lectures, you'll interact weekly with your professors and classmates. Throughout the program you’ll apply concepts and legal theory to the real world, drawing on the most current cases and issues in the news.  

Your Faculty: You'll learn from Cardozo’s world-renowned faculty, leaders in the field with deep practical experience, and who are frequently sought-after speakers.  Our faculty designed the online experience just for this degree. They will be with you every step of the way, answering questions, providing feedback, mentoring you on assignments, and assisting with your career plans.

Your School: The MSL in Data and Privacy Law builds on Cardozo’s longstanding expertise in the areas of cyber, data, privacy, information and emerging technology law including the Cardozo Data Law Initiative (CDLI), Cardozo’s Intellectual Property & Information Law Program, and the Blockchain Project.

Your Career: Advance your career in the rapidly expanding fields of cyber law, data privacy, data compliance, data protection, e-discovery, and cybersecurity, among others. Our Career Services Office is available to you from day one, on campus or online.

To learn more about the program, meet with the program director, or attend an information session (online or in-person), complete the form on the right. If you’re in the neighborhood, drop by for a visit (but let us know you’re coming)!

This program has obtained ABA acquiescence. Please note that this program does not qualify graduates to practice law or to sit for the bar exam.


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