In this module, the master’s programme takes a legal turn. First, it does so by providing students an introduction to privacy law and current policies on privacy in the EU and beyond. This includes a focus on data protection, which is an entry point into a broader exploration of the role of professionals of privacy (in anticipation of the later Chief Privacy Officer modules) as well as of national and supranational data protection agencies. The module remains topical and turns to problems related to recent revelations about government mass surveillance.
– The fundamentals of privacy law and policy
– Data protection principles and data subjects’ rights
– Who does what: privacy professionals, managers, and technologists
– DPAs: competences, possibilities, limitations
– Tapping, hacking and controversies (NSA, etc)
– The transatlantic debate
– Limitations, problems and new technological developments
Bennett, C. J. and Raab, C. D. (2003). The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in Global Perspective, London: Ashgate (republished 2006 by Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).
Newman, A. L. (2008). Protectors of Privacy: Regulating Personal Data in the Global Economy, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Nissenbaum, H. (2009) Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life. Stanford, CA: Stanford Law Books.
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