Jordan "Jody" Blanke

Ernest L. Baskin, Jr. Distinguished
Professor of Computer Science and Law

Rio de Janeiro 2010
Savannah 2017
Business & Education Academic Building, Room 225
(678) 547-6313
FAX (678) 547-6160

Spring 2024
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Jody Blanke is a Professor of Computer Science and Law at the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business in Atlanta.  He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a law degree with distinction from Emory University School of Law.  He practiced law as a commercial litigator and clerked for a judge in New York for several years.

In his forty years as a full-time faculty member, Professor Blanke has taught a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in computer science, law, and ethics.  He regularly teaches the Legal, Ethical & Regulatory Environment of Business, Legal and Ethical Issues Affecting Big Data, Privacy Law and Policy, Technology and the Law, and Employment Law. He is a three-time recipient of the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business Outstanding Faculty Award.

Now in his thirty-ninth year at Mercer, he has taught 383 courses and over 6700 students. He has taught courses for the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the College of Education, and the School of Pharmacy. In addition to those schools and colleges, he has taught students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, the College of Health Professionals, the School of Law, the College of Nursing, the School of Theology, and the College of Professional Advancement. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at the Emory University School of Law, the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, and the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech.

Jody Blanke is a past president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), an international professional organization of lawyers who teach (primarily) in business schools. He served on its Executive Committee for five years. He recently received the 2023 Larry A. DiMatteo Senior Scholar Award from the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business

Professor Blanke writes primarily in the areas of privacy law, technology law, and technology and society. He has published articles in a variety of journals, including the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, the American Business Law Journal,
the Hastings Law Journal, the Washington and Lee Law Review, the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, and Jurimetrics. Some of his articles include:

        ChatGPT: The Sky is Not Falling
        Journal of Legal Studies Education (Forthcoming) (2024)

        The CCPA, "Inferences Drawn," and Federal Preemption
        29 Richmond Journal of Law and Technology 53 (2022)

        Protection for "Inferences Drawn:" A Comparison between the General Data Protection Rule and the California Consumer Privacy Act
        2 Global Privacy Law Review 81 (2020)

        Top Ten Reasons to Be Optimistic About Privacy
        55 Idaho L. Rev. 281 (2019)

        Predictability for Privacy in Data Driven Government (with Janine Hiller, co-author)

        20 Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology 32 (2018)

        Carpenter v. United States Begs for Action
        2018 Illinois Law Review Online 260

        Privacy and Outrage
        9 Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology and the Internet (2018)

        Smart Cities, Big Data, and the Resilience of Privacy (with Janine Hiller, co-author)

        68 Hastings Law Journal 309 (2017)

        Frank Miller's Sin City College Football: A Game to Die For and Other Lessons About the Right of Publicity and Video Games

        72 Washington & Lee Law Review 379 (2015)

        The Legislative Response to Employers’ Requests for Password Disclosure

        14 The Journal of High Technology Law 42 (2014)

        No Doubt About It - You’ve Got to Have Hart: Simulation Video Games May Redefine the Balance Between and Among The Right of Publicity, The First Amendment, and Copyright Law

        19 Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law 26 (2013)

        Roper v. Simmons: Supreme Court Case Provides Great Introduction to Basic Legal Principles,

        12 Journal of Legal Studies in Business 23 (2007)

        "Robust Notice" and "Informed Consent:" The Keys to Successful Spyware Legislation

        7 Colum. Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 2 (2006)

        Canned Spam: New State and Federal Legislation Attempts to Put a Lid On It

        8 SMU Computer L. Rev. & Tech. J. 305 (2004)

        Marketing and the Law: Sixth Circuit Decision Protects Secondary Market for Printer Cartridges

        33 Journal of the Academy of Marketing Sciences 245 (2005)

        Assessment Technologies of WI, LLC v. Wiredata, Inc.: Seventh Circuit Decision Reinforces the Noncopyrightability of Facts in a Database

        20 Santa Clara High Tech. L. J. 755 (2003)

        Victor's Little Secret: Supreme Court Decision Means More Protection for Trademark Parody

        13 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 1053 (2003)

        Minnesota Passes the Nation's First Internet Law

        29 Rutgers Computer & Tech. L.J. 405 (2002)

        Vincent van Gogh, "Sweat of the Brow," and Database Protection

        39 Am. Bus. L.J. 645 (2002)

        Web Privacy Policies and Other Adventures in Never Never Land

        18 Midwest L. Rev. 43 (2002)

        Criminal Invasion of Privacy: A Survey of Computer Crimes

        41 Jurimetrics J. 443 (2001)

        "Safe Harbor" and the European Union's Directive on Data Protection

        11 Alb. L.J. Sci. & Tech. 57 (2000)