The Privacy Law program at Santa Clara Law is unique in its premier access to industry leaders in data technology. In 2019, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) ranked our program in the top 5% nationally.

Sonya Aggarwal“Santa Clara Law’s privacy program provided me with phenomenal experiential learning opportunities, guided by practicing faculty, in the areas of cybersecurity, product counseling, and privacy. By earning the Privacy Law Certificate, I gained invaluable in-house experience at Silicon Valley companies and developed a strong network of privacy professionals.”

Sonya Aggarwal JD ‘ 20, Privacy Law Certificate with honors
Associate, Strategic Transactions and Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Groups, Ropes & Gray, LLP


Privacy Law at SCU

Santa Clara Law’s Privacy Law Certificate reflects the growing importance of privacy issues to the global, national and California economies. Privacy concerns have become mission-critical for many key Silicon Valley companies, and privacy has emerged as one of the major social issues of our time. As a result, legislators are constantly enacting new privacy laws, privacy litigation has exploded, and companies are frequently struggling with privacy imbroglios and (sometimes) proactively trying to avoid them. All of this privacy-related legal activity is fueling strong employer demand for dedicated law students with demonstrated privacy expertise. The Privacy Law Certificate is an important resource for those students.