By the end of this program, graduates will be able to analyze the privacy implications of technology, build privacy standards into system designs, and use a variety of research tools to investigate surveillance practices. Completion of this program also equips students with the skills required to work as a chief privacy officer or consultant.

The acquired knowledge will let the students to understand not only the legal framework but also the underlying logics of privacy protection, privacy-enhanced/ privacy-friendly technology development, privacy enhancement strategies. The learning methodology comprises a theoretical and practical approach that includes analysis of real case studies and transnational research projects.

Graduates will have:

• An understanding the ethical and technical ramifications of surveillance, with particular reference to the technological impacts on trust, proportionality, and access to information

• The ability to undertake the creative and analytical elements of policy work. This includes identification of key policy problems, involvement of diverse stakeholders, as well as assessment of policy impact

• The ability to understand the basics of privacy-enhancing measures such as resistance to surveillance and data protection tools

• A framework for the implementation of privacy-by-design (PbD) principles in the implementation of technological systems or projects reliant on information technology

• A grounding in the political economy of surveillance as well as of emerging issues such as ‘Big Data’ and how they relate to policing and the growing use of databases

• The requisite legal, organizational and analytical knowledge and tools to fulfill the role of chief privacy officer (CPO) in any organization. This work, increasingly mandated by privacy data protection frameworks, involves but also knowledge of forms of privacy and other impact assessments