Privacy Rights, Data Protection in the European Single Markets in the Digital Age, 15 Credits
Digitalization has created a significant impact, among others, on different professions and persons. For example, in the new digital era, protection of privacy has gained extreme importance. Accordingly, the new rules have been adopted and the new legal frameworks have been created as to balance different interests on the international arena including in the European Union (EU). The goal of the course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of how the internet, digitalization, big data, and technologies such as artificial intelligence impact privacy, data sharing, data protection, data usage, as well as the digital markets. The course addresses the (new) international legal framework, and then specifically examines the (new) EU legal framework in these fields, beginning with primary EU sources (Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Treaty of Lisbon) as well as the secondary legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the e-Privacy Directive, the proposal for the e-Privacy Regulation, the Digital Markets Act (DMA), and Digital Services Act (DSA) which both entered into force in November 2022. The new “digitalization” legislation of the EU as a whole will have a significant effect on the business models used by online platforms and services, which will be discussed in the course in depth, especially in relation to protecting personal data against storing and mining personal data for profit, the relevant legal aspects in the GDPR and the other relevant EU legislation. The course can perfectly be combined with the other advance courses that analyze different aspects of digitalization and law as well as EU law, which provides for a deep specialization in relation to the relevant topics in EU law as well as law and digitalization.
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, including an essay (G2E) of 15 credits. Alternatively, 180 credits at the first level in a Law Programme. Additional requirements: English Course 6/English Course B. (Swedish students)
180 credits at the first level out of which 90 credits with increasing depth within law. Alternatively, 180 credits at the first level in a Law Programme. Additional requirements: English Course 6/English Course B. (Exchange students)
Selection: Academic points
Application code: X3703