Do you have a full understanding of U.S. data privacy laws? The courses in this certification will provide you with a strong understanding of U.S. privacy laws, focusing on specific industries, including medical, financial, education, and telecommunications. You will learn how to formulate your organization’s privacy policies and how privacy affects the work environment. FSU Law is an Official Training Partner of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and this certification will prepare you to pass the CIPP exam and become a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

Courses 

The Fundamentals of Informational Privacy and Security for All Businesses

A deep dive into informational privacy and security laws is essential in today’s business environment. Understand the different classes of individual privacy and fair information practices. Learn about the regulatory agencies most involved in regulating informational privacy. Explore consumer rights and state-specific privacy laws and review common practices to maintain information security.

InstructorBill Dillon, of Gunster

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The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program provides quality legal education courses to members of The Florida Bar. This course has been approved for 3.5 CLE Credits by The Florida Bar's Continuing Legal Education program.

Limits on the Private Sector: Protecting Privacy and Improving Security in Education and the Financial Industry

The financial industry is a prime target of cyber-attacks and hackers. These businesses must have highly qualified cybersecurity professionals helping to protect their clients’ valuable personal information. They must also understand the many laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and other laws affecting anti-money laundering that regulate them. This course also touches on the evolving privacy rights in education and how cyber and related security laws apply to higher education institutions.

InstructorChristi Lawson, of Foley & Lardner LLP & Robyn Blank, of Florida State University

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The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program provides quality legal education courses to members of The Florida Bar. This course has been approved for 6.0 CLE Credits by The Florida Bar's Continuing Legal Education program.

Limits on the Private Sector: What the Health Care Industry Must Know About Its Privacy and Cybersecurity Responsibilities

Understand the federal and state regulatory schemes involving health care privacy and cybersecurity. Explore the ramifications and responsibilities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including what entities are covered. Investigate the privacy rights of individuals and delve into security concepts facing the health care industry. 

InstructorBill Dillon, of Gunster

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The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program provides quality legal education courses to members of The Florida Bar. This course has been approved for 3.5 CLE Credits by The Florida Bar's Continuing Legal Education program

Limits on the Private Sector: Navigating the Complex Regulations Governing Privacy in Telecommunications and Telemarketing

Learn about the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission’s authority and scope. Explore the government’s limits and responsibilities when accessing private-sector information. Study state-specific laws governing cybersecurity and privacy regulations.

Instructors: Ben Dickens & Sal Taillefer, of Blooston Law

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The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program provides quality legal education courses to members of The Florida Bar. This course has been approved for 3.5 CLE Credits by The Florida Bar's Continuing Legal Education program.

What Every Organization’s Privacy Policy Should Include

How is your organization using, disclosing, and maintaining information? Learn which privacy laws apply to your company, and understand how to develop policies to protect personally identifiable information. Explore how organizations implement and monitor staff training, and uncover the privacy rights of individuals. Finally, this course will teach you how to avoid and handle security incidents and breaches at your organization.

InstructorBill Dillon, of Gunster

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The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program provides quality legal education courses to members of The Florida Bar. This course has been approved for 4.5 CLE Credits by The Florida Bar's Continuing Legal Education program

Government & Court Access To Private Sector Information

How much access do they have? Explore the legal issues surrounding private sector companies providing information to the government. Discover how information released to the government and other third parties is regulated, and learn how company, customer, and consumer data is protected.

Instructor: Chris Burris, of King & Spalding LLP

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Workplace Privacy and Its Ramifications for Your Business

Understand the common law concepts of privacy and the ramifications if you don’t. Learn about the federal and state constitutional laws and legislation governing workplace privacy. Study the effects and limits of workplace monitoring and employment screening. Explore the potential bases for legal actions and different types of privacy agreements.

Instructors: Greg HearingKevin Sullivan, of GrayRobinson

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Instructors 


Robyn Blank

Florida State University

Blank co-teaches Limits on the Private Sector: Financial & Education

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Chris Burris

King & Spalding LLP

Burris teaches Government & Court Access to Private Sector Information

Learn more about Chris Burris

 


Ben Dickens

Blooston Law

Dickens co-teaches teaches Limits on the Private Sector: Telecommunications & Marketing

Learn more about Ben Dickens


Bill Dillon

Gunster

Dillon teaches Landscape of the U.S. Privacy Environment, Limits on the Private Sector: Medical, and Creating Your Organization’s Privacy Policy

Learn more about Bill Dillon


Greg Hearing

GrayRobinson

Hearing co-teaches Workplace Privacy

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Christi Lawson

Foley & Lardner LLP

Lawson co-teaches Limits on the Private Sector: Financial & Education 

Learn more about Christi Lawson


Kevin Sullivan

GrayRobinson

Sullivan co-teaches Workplace Privacy

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Sal Taillefer

Blooston Law

Taillefer co-teaches Limits on the Private Sector: Telecommunications & Marketing

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should enroll in these courses?
Business executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone in the business world who is interested in advancing their business knowledge and obtaining a professional certification. 

Can I just take one of the above courses?
Yes, learners may choose to just take courses individually. To earn the Certification in Privacy Law and Policy, learners must take Landscape of the U.S. Privacy Environment, Creating Your Organization’s Privacy Policy, Government & Court Access to Private Sector Information, and Workplace Privacy. They must also take one "Limits on the Private Sector" course and may choose whichever of the three that is relevant to their subject area. If you wish to take all three of those courses, please contact the Stoops Center at (850) 645-4751 or by email at stoopscolab@fsu.edu for pricing information.  

How long is each course?
Each course has five to six weeks of content, but learners will have eight weeks to complete the requirements. Courses will be offered starting on the following dates:

  • January 9, 2023
  • March 20, 2023
  • May 29, 2023
  • August 7, 2023 

How much time should I expect to spend on classwork every week?
For each course, learners can expect to spend four to eight hours per week reviewing course content and engaging in interactive videos and discussion board conversations. Additionally, one in-person check-in with the instructor is required prior to the final assessment. 

Will I need to purchase any textbooks or other required course materials?
No. The IAPP book as well as CIPP materials will be provided, and downloadable forms, transcripts, and other useful resources will also be made available to all learners. 

How are the courses graded?
Courses are offered on a pass/fail basis. Learners must participate in the online check-in with their instructor prior to the final assessment and must score at least 75% on the final assessment to complete each course.

In these completely virtual courses, how will I interact with others?
The innovative learning format of these courses allows hardworking professionals to conveniently meet, collaborate, and network with other business professionals. Discussion boards and check-ins with the instructor will allow for engaging conversations. We also encourage learners to join the Stoops Colab Community to further engage with other learners, instructors, and the community.

Can I use the information obtained in these courses as legal advice?
The information provided in each of the above courses does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. The course information serves educational and informational purposes, but the Stoops Center of Law and Business expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken by course participants based on any or all of the information or other content provided by these courses. 

 


Disclaimer: Please note that participation in the Employment and Human Resources Law Certification program (a) will not result in a degree from, alumni status with, or earned credit at Florida State University or FSU College of Law (or, to FSU's knowledge, any other institution), (b) will not be recorded on a Florida State University or FSU College of Law transcript, and (c) does not guarantee or suggest that a participant will be admitted to Florida State University, FSU College of Law, or to any other university or institution.

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