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Course module: 620082-M-6
Capita Selecta Privacy and Data Protection
Course info
Course module620082-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg Law School; Law, Technology, Markets and Society;
Is part of
M Law and Technology
Academic year2018
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 13/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
  • Students will apply their existing knowledge on data protection gained during the "Privacy & Data Protection" (620040) course to specific complex data protection situations.
  • Students will be able to recognise and explain how complex technological environments are influencing data protection, and vice versa, in specific situations from recent developments and apply their existing knowledge to such specific situations.
  • Students will be able to assess and compare the choices of the legislator and the European courts on specific data protection issues.
  • Finally the students will be able to evaluate the choices of the European legislator when technology is tilting the data protection framework, draw conclusions from the way how such cases are legislated and devise new ways that would bring more efficient results

The course will be an in-depth course. The course Privacy and Data Protection (620040) will provide the students with the recommended prerequisite knowledge for this course. The course Privacy and Data Protection will be taught in the first weeks of the fall semester. This course will start after the last lecture of Privacy and Data Protection.    
Students are not allowed to bring anything with them to the exam.
Recommended Prerequisites
Privacy and Data Protection(620040)
Please note, this course is only available to students of the Master Law & Technology Program.
To register for this program, you must comply with the admission requirements, including a matching interview 

The course will build on the knowledge that the students will gain during "Privacy and Data Protection" (620040). The students will delve into the argumentation of the Court of Justice of the EU and the European Court of Human Rights on cases relating to Art. 8 ECHR, as well as Arts. 7 & 8 EU Charter, in particular surveillance and application of the rights to privacy and data protection to new technological developments. Moreover, during this course the students will analyse recent developments in the European data protection framework and they will assess their handling by the European legislator and advisory bodies. Finally the course will cover complex data protection issues that arise from technological challenges and will examine how the existing European framework on data protection and privacy should react to them. 

Type of instructions
Lectures, Study of literature

Type of exams
Written Exam (80%) , Paper (20%) and Written Exam Resit (no resit for paper)
Timetable information
620082-M-6|Capita Selecta Privacy & Data Protection
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk 80% / Written 80%EXAM_01SM 1114-12-2018
Schriftelijk 80% / Written 80%EXAM_01SM 1216-01-2019
Required materials
Recommended materials
To be announced
There will be papers recommended for each lecture
Written 80%

Paper 20%

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