Privacy may be the most mentioned and debated topic in relation to new technologies. An emerging body of academic work analyses how digital technologies have an impact on privacy and related values, such as autonomy, dignity, accountability and transparency. By studying the theoretical framework of privacy and data protection laws vis-à-vis the practical implications of the application of these, this course provides in-depth knowledge of how the right to privacy and the right to personal data protection are influenced by technological, social, and economic developments.
This course will focus on the intricate difficulties of regulating privacy and data protection rights in the era of Big Data and Online Social Networking. What do these rights entail and how is technology changing them? How are they important, and can they still be adequately guaranteed through law or other regulatory instruments? How are law and policy in these areas developing and how effective will they be? Special attention will be paid to the General Data Protection Regulation and the debate about new instruments and concepts developed in that context. Concepts to be discussed are, e.g., the (im)possibilities of a ‘right-to-be-forgotten’, ‘data-portability requirements’, and restrictions on profiling. Tools to be discussed are privacy or data protection impact assessments (PIA/DPIA) and ‘privacy by design and by default’.
The timetable of this course will be available for students in Brightspace
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Attendance of 80% of the scheduled course lectures is mandatory
Written assignment (50%)
Written exam (50%) ** Passing grade mandatory for both exam and assignment to pass this course**
Ms Patricia Garcia Fernandez
Telephone number: 0031- 71 527 4228
Disclaimer: This course has been updated to the best of our knowledge at the current time of publishing. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the fluctuating changes in lock down regulations all information contained within this course description are subject to change up to 1 September 2021.
Due to the uncertainty of the Covid 19 virus after 1 September 2021 changes to the course description can only be made in the event of strict necessity and only in the circumstances where the interests of the students are not impinged. Should there be a need for any change during the duration of the course, this will be informed to all students on a timely basis and will not be to the prejudice of students. Modifications after 1 September 2021may only be done with the approval and consent of the Faculty Board