This graduate-level course examines global data protection and privacy issues, with particular focus on the balance between an individual's control of his/her personal information and the right of others to collect and use the individual's personal information. The aim of the course is to understand the cultural, social, economic and political factors that influence data privacy and data protection laws around the world, including the European Union, Russia, China, Australia and Canada. The course will examine issues that include collection of data for commercial and governmental purposes, including but not limited to marketing. Attention will be paid to the new European General Data Protection Regulation, new data localization laws in China and Russia, and other current developments. US data privacy law will be addressed only in comparison to non-US approaches. Note: This course does NOT focus on US data privacy, which is instead the focus of Technology Privacy and the Law.