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IST 432 - UNIT 1 Session 1.1.2 The Legal Process (Part II)
Topics & Objectives The U.S. Legal System Statutory Law Regulations Case Precedents Briefing Cases 2
The U.S. Legal System Law is made and interpreted in the U.S. through a combination of court cases, statutes and administrative regulations All three are relevant to issues of information science and technology, and in particular to privacy and information security Courts interpret statutory law and apply common law principles Additionally, the U.S. Supreme Court often interprets the U.S. Constitution -- the "supreme law of the land" 3
Statutory Law Role of statutory law growing in the U.S., especially on issues relating to emerging technologies and information science Statutes are passed by Congress (federal) and state legislatures (state) and seek to regulate conduct with higher degree of precision than does the common law Statutes dealing with various aspects of information technology, and in particular with privacy and information security, began to proliferate after 1970
Regulatory Law U.S. Federal Government has empowered

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