LAW 874

Ecommerce and Product Counseling: A Consumer Protection Perspective

2 Unit(s)

This course will focus on legal and policy considerations related to e-commerce and consumer protection, and will allow students to develop practical lawyering skills from an in-house counsel perspective. With financial services as a use case, this course will cover topics such as FTC and CFPB guidance, UDAAP risks, privacy considerations, the TCPA and consumer consent, transmission of payments, digital contracting, and best practices for mobile app user interfaces. Although the course will highlight financial services, students will analyze novel e-commerce questions applicable to all industries (e.g., biometric authentication and geolocation tracking), and will draft agreements including terms of use and privacy policies.