This course surveys recent developments in global privacy and security trends, covering legal and policy frameworks in international data privacy and data protection. It focuses on current and proposed laws and regulations that govern information security and privacy domestically and abroad. Specifically, it will include a close investigation of how directives such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union impact state and federal law, and internal corporate policies, in the United States. It will also examine how multinational corporations navigate global privacy laws and regulations in North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. This course satisfies the upper-level writing seminar requirement.