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Course 2019-2020 a.y.

20601 - DIGITAL PRIVACY SEMINAR

DSBA
Department of Law

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 23

DSBA (2 credits - I sem. - OB  |  IUS/08)
Course Director:
ORESTE POLLICINO

Classes: 23 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 23: ORESTE POLLICINO


Suggested background knowledge

To feel comfortable in this course students should be familiar with the basic of law and you should have basic knowledge of the principles of private and public law. Additional knowledge of other legal fields make many of the assignments easier to solve.


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The evolution of the information society has raised crucial challenges for legal orders worldwide. In particular, the increasing flow of personal data across borders and the digitisation of the global society are not only positive aspects but also threats for the protection of privacy and personal data as well as the security of the digital environment. Within this framework, this course pursues a two-fold aim. Firstly, it provides students with the main tools to deal with the legal challenges in the field of privacy and data protection. In order to achieve this objective, the first part of the course will focus on the legal regime of privacy and data protection in the EU and Italian framework, also addressing the US legal framework in a comparative perspective. Secondly, the course analyses the recent EU developments in the field of e-Privacy. In particular, this second part focuses on the evolution of the e-Privacy Directive and the new proposal and on the digital dimension of the privacy and data protection.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  1. Privacu and Data Protection:
    • Privacy and Data Protection: Founding Theories and Constitutional Dimension.
    • From Directive 95/46/EC to the General Data Protection Regulation.
    • Analysis of the GDPR and the Italian Legal Framework of Privacy and Data Protection.
  2. Digital Privacy:
    • Privacy and e-Privacy.
    • Analysis of the e-Privacy Directive and the draft Regulation.
    • Introduction to cybersecutiry.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Recognize the primary legal issues regarding privacy and data protection in the digital environment.
  • Identify the correct methodology for addressing legal questions in the field of privacy, data protection in the digital environment.
  • Discern from the national regulation on privacy, data protection and cybersecurity to the supranational one.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Evaluating the risks for privacy, data protection and security from legal, economic and technological perspective.
  • Use different source of law in the field of privacy, data protection and cybersecurity.
  • Interpret the rationale of decisions and regulation in the field of privacy, data protection and cybersecurity.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
DETAILS

Guest speakers’ talks include lectures given by experts and professionals working in the IT industry. Case studies are discussed at the beginning of each class in order to introduce the subject of the relevant lectures.


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
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    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The exam attributes up to 100% of the final grade. With the purpose of measuring the acquisition of the above-mentioned learning outcomes, the students’ assessment is based on a written exam consisting of class specific open and specific questions to assess students’ ability to apply the notions explained during classes and verify the application of a correct methodology in answering the questions.

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Written exam attributes up to 100% of the final grade. Students’ assessment are based on open and specific questions based on the materials for non-attending students.


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Material and case law upload on the Bboard.

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Selected chapters from

    • P. Voigt, A. von dem Bussche, The EU General Data Protection Regulation, Springer, 2017.
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