Cyber Security Event: Your Data, Our Money

Please join us for an informative panel on hot topics involving your data privacy.

From deceptive online ads and privacy policies to how to protect your ISP search history and how to position yourself for a career in the Cyber Security/Data Privacy field, this is a discussion you will not want to miss!


Matthew Wernz, Federal Trade Commission

Elizabeth De Armond, Chicago-Kent Professor

Aaron Charfoos, Litigation Attorney at DYKEMA


When and Where:

Wednesday, April 12 at 3:15p

Chicago-Kent College of Law (565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL– Room 510)


Hosted By:

The Cyber Security and Data Privacy Society at Chicago-Kent College of Law


Hiring: Research assistants interested in law and technology

Call for Research Assistants – Summer, 2017

Professor Lori Andrews, Director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology (ISLAT) at Chicago-Kent College of Law, is currently hiring law students as Research Assistants to work during the summer of 2017. ISLAT is undertaking numerous projects to investigate the legal and societal implications of mobile health apps, genetic privacy, and predictive policing.

Research Assistants will be responsible for conducting research and drafting memos on a variety of topics, including gamification, 21st century privacy, geotracking, bioethics, health care proposals, and genetics. Applicants will be accepted from varied undergraduate backgrounds and must have strong writing and research skills.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, writing sample, and resume via email to:

Updates from our first general meeting!

Hello Members:
Our first meeting was a huge success! We had a tremendous turnout, and it was great getting feedback regarding what members are looking to get from the club. We’ve taken your feedback and are using it to develop future events and ideas. Here are a few updates…
Future Plans:
Hosting First CSDPS Career Panel – We are working on getting a panel of attorneys practicing in the private and public sector, including the Federal Trade Commission, for our first panel. Our goal is to cover a wide area of law for those of you who are hoping to learn about the various practice areas that cyber security and data privacy touches. The date is currently pending while we figure out what works for the panelists, however, it is tentatively scheduled for one of the last two weeks of March (March 21, 22, 27, or 28).
Co-Sponsoring Chicago-Kent Event – We are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting an event at Chicago-Kent with Professor Andrews and Professor Warner. The event is called “Defending Out Data: Privacy, Security, and the Wave of Data Breaches,” and is scheduled for Friday, April 7, 2017. The event will take place from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, including a reception at the end. This will be a great event for anyone interest in learning about this area of the law and meeting influential professionals working in the field.
Upcoming Volunteer Needs:
We may need some volunteers to help the day of the April 7th Data Privacy event as mentioned above. Please let us know if you are interested!
CK Privacy:
Also please check out, Chicago-Kent’s privacy and security hub with information on relevant courses offered at Chicago-Kent, publications, job postings and much more!
Follow us on Twitter! (@CSDPS_KentLaw)
We’ll be tweeting interesting articles, current events, and information related to CSDPS’s upcoming events.
As always feel free to contact us regarding any ideas or suggestions you may have for the club.

Looking for a career in technology, privacy, and law?

Have you ever wondered if your Facebook posts could be subpoenaed in court? Do you worry about how private your privacy settings really are in your favorite apps? Are you interested in an emerging market that’s set to double by 2020?

If so, a legal career in cyber security and data privacy may be for you.

Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand. The current U.S. shortage of more than 200,000 qualified employees is expected to reach 1 to 2 million by 2019. Although a recent jump in the number of threats is one reason for this need for talent, that’s just half the problem. The other half of the problem remains a lack of talent entering the field.

Join Chicago-Kent’s Cyber Security & Data Privacy Student Society to learn more about one of the fastest-growing areas of law and the career opportunities that exist in this exciting area!