20601 - DIGITAL PRIVACY SEMINAR
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 23
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.
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.
- Privacy 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.
- Digital Privacy:
- Big Data and Privacy
- Introduction to e-Privacy and cybersecutiry.
- 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.
- 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.
- Face-to-face lectures
- Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
- Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
- Individual assignments
Case studies are discussed at the beginning of each class in order to introduce the subject of the relevant lectures.
|Continuous assessment||Partial exams||General exam|
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 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.
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. The exam aims to assess student's understanding and knowledge of the legal issues regarding privacy and data protection in the digital environment as well as to verify the application of a correct methodology in answering the questions.
Material and case law upload on the Bboard.
Selected chapters from
- P. Voigt, A. von dem Bussche, The EU General Data Protection Regulation, Springer, 2017.