- What type of protection do human rights offer?
- In which situations does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) require companies to ask people for their consent?
- When do Silicon Valley companies have to comply with the GDPR?
- In the hunt for terrorists, is the state allowed to monitor people’s internet use?
- When should people be able to remain anonymous or pseudonymous, and how could technology help to give people such choices?
These types of questions are discussed during the course Law, Privacy, and Identity. The course offers an introduction to law, with a focus on what is relevant for designing, protecting, and using computing systems. For instance, we discuss legal argumentation, and the difference between private law, public law and criminal law. We discuss topics such as data protection and privacy law, freedom of expression, and non-discrimination law. We also discuss how the GDPR can be applied to new technologies.
In addition, the course gives an understanding of the concepts privacy and identity, and discusses privacy-enhancing technologies.
If you want to prepare for the course, you can already read chapter 1, 2, 3, 10, and 13 of this book:
Hage, J., Waltermann, A., & Akkermans, B. (Eds.). (2017). Introduction to law. Springer.
The (e)book is available in the Radboud library.
Such preparation is not required, however.
In the master course ‘Law in Cyberspace’, similar issues are discussed at a more advanced level. This bachelor course 'Law, Privacy, and Identity' gives useful background information for students who choose that master course.