Each year, millions of people are victims of identity theft. Such theft can take many forms, including tax fraud or mail identity fraud, with devastating consequences. What makes identity theft possible, how do identity thieves operate, how are victims harmed, and how can they recover? We will explore identity theft causes, mechanics, harms, and countermeasures with lectures, expert guests, research, and class activities. Multidisciplinary teams of students from information, policy, law, engineering, and other fields will craft countermeasures addressing the problem of identity theft.
Instructors: Barbara McQuade (Law), Florian Schaub (Information)
Register for the class here: https://problemsolving.law.umich.edu/registration/.