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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
UAB Barcelona Summer School

Data Protection Legislation & Ethics


This course aims at studying the main regulatory implications of technology, as well as the EU ethical and legal framework applicable to information technologies, with a focus on the data-driven technologies. It will address issues such as ethical and legal governance, ethical and legal principles and requirements, risk assessment approaches to the design, development, deployment and use of data-driven technologies.  

During the course, students will carry out different types of activities. A large part of the learning is acquired outside the classroom, through the autonomous study of the student. This study is complemented with the reading of hard-law and soft-law instruments and case-law, and specialised papers, as well as the preparation and writing of assignments and activities. 

Class attendance is essential because there will be several theoretical sessions, necessary for developing the assignments and activities. In addition, a large part of these activities is performed in class hours, and consists of the participation in debates, solving questions related with the main ethical and legal issues that data-driven technologies may pose, and also giving oral presentations

Courses generally have little or no prerequisite knowledge required for a given topic, however if students face any doubts, we recommend they contact course professors to clarify.

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