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Course module: 30K216-B-6
Advancing Society: Innovation
Course info
Course module30K216-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TISEM Other;
Is part of
B Economics and Business Economics
Contact persondr. S. Dengler
Coordinator course
dr. S. Dengler
Other course modules lecturer
dr. S. Dengler
Other course modules lecturer
F.W. van Gils
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
SM 1/  SM 2
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 14/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
This course deals with the topic of privacy and data protection (or the lack thereof) as a result of innovation in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Digital communication has become nearly ubiquitous in modern industrialized societies. Along with this comes the possibility of this communication being digitally analyzed, which poses new challenges to privacy. This has re-vitalized not only research but also public debate which became especially prominent with the coming into effect of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The main objective of the course is to introduce students to various aspects of privacy in a data-driven society as well as economic models that allow the analysis of the respective issues. After the course students should be able to:
  • Define and explain key economic concepts related to privacy and data protection
  • Identify key privacy and data-protection trade-offs and incentives of consumers/users, firms, and governments
  • Apply relevant economic models to analyze privacy and data protection decision-making processes
  • Discuss technological developments in light of potential privacy and data protection problems
  • Provide an informed and critical view of the role and value of privacy and data protection in the digital age
Economics of Privacy, Privacy Harms, Economic Models of Consumer Privacy, Evidence from Behavioral and Experimental Economics of Privacy, Models of Security Investments, Privacy and Data Protection Regulations and Institutions 

Compulsory Reading
  1. There is no compulsory textbook reading for this course.
  2. Compulsory readings will be made available via Blackboard.
Timetable information
30K216-B-6|Advancing Society: Innovation
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk 80% / Written 80%EXAM_01SM 1120-12-2018
Schriftelijk 80% / Written 80%EXAM_01SM 1211-06-2019
Required materials
Recommended materials
Written 80%

Paper 20%

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