Digitalization, New Technologies, AI and Law, Second Cycle, 15 Credits

The objective of the course is to provide students with in-depth knowledge on how internet, digitalization, automation and new technologies, from peer-to-peer to artificial intelligence, are changing the law and its general principles, and to introduce legal methodologies and European and international legal frameworks that specifically address digital transformation, such as the GDPR.
At the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between technology, digitalization, and law, and be able to interpret and analyze fundamental principles and legal reasoning in the area. Students will be able to critically evaluate phenomena such as social media, new media, and artificial intelligence and discuss them from a law perspective.
Students will also be able to reflect on the legal and social issues affecting the production and use of the new technologies. Particular attention is dedicated in the course to the legal issues raised by the online distribution of digital content and services such as peer-to-peer, and to their impact on society at large and on business practices.

ECTS Credits

15 Credits

Level of education

Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (A1N)


School of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: 180 credits at the first level out of which 90 credits with increasing depth within law. Alternatively, 180 credits at the first level of which 90 credits with increasing depth within media and communication studies. Alternatively, 180 credits at the first level in a Law Programme. Additional requirements: English Course 6/English Course B.

Selection: Academic points

Course syllabus

Application code: X3706