Law and Information Technology in Europe

Course description Law and Information Technology in Europe
Year: 2018-2019
Catalog number: 22989207
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. M.R. Leiser
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5
Level: 300
Period: Semester 1, Block II
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

None.

Description

This course will teach you how European law regulates information technologies (IT) and, particularly, the Internet. After an introduction into European IT an Internet Law, the course will address a series of specific themes and issues, which have been addressed by the European legislator and the European Court of Justice. Themes may include:

  • Regulating the digital environment
  • Intellectual Property Rights in the digital environment
  • Electronic commerce
  • Online privacy, data protection and state surveillance
  • Algorithmic profiling and consumer protection
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP) liability
  • The 'Gig' Economy

Course objectives

Objectives of the course

  • To provide insights into ways in which various areas of European law regulate information technologies and the Internet
  • To discuss new legal developments in European IT and Internet law
  • To thoroughly analyse a particular area of European IT and Internet law

Achievement levels
The following achievement levels apply with regard to the course:

  • To obtain in-depth knowledge about particular areas of European IT and Internet law
  • To critically review developments in European IT and Internet law
  • To provide a thorough written analysis of a particular legal area in European IT and Internet law
  • To cooperate with fellow students on a written assignment

Timetable

The timetable of this course can be found in uSis.

Mode of instruction

Lectures

  • Number of (4 hour) lectures: 5
  • Names of lecturers: Dr. Mark Leiser, with the possibility of guest lecturers
  • Required preparation by students: Reading the obligatory study materials on Blackboard

Assessment method

Examination form(s)

  • Written exam (open book, 70% of final grade)
  • Written group assignment (30% of final grade)

The final grade for the exam must be 5,5. The re-examination is only available for the written exam. The grades for the written exam and paper remain valid only for the academic year in which they were obtained.

Submission procedures
Will be announced on Blackboard

Areas to be tested within the exam
The exam will address the subjects discussed in the course. Students need to study the lectures as well as the required reading material on Blackboard.

Blackboard

Relevant information on this course, including required study materials, is available on Blackboard.Blackboard.

Reading list

Obligatory course materials
Literature:

  • See Blackboard

Course information guide:

  • None

Reader:

  • See Blackboard

Recommended course materials

  • None

Registration

Students have to register for courses and exams through uSis. When the maximum number of students have registered a waiting list will be opened at the secretariat. You have to send an e-mail to elaw@law.leidenuniv.nl.

Exchange students have priority and will be registered for the course first. Any remaining seats will be available for students from Leiden University and other Dutch Universities.

Contact information

  • Coordinator: Dr. Mark Leiser
  • Work address: KOG, Steenschuur 25, Leiden
  • E-mail: elaw@law.leidenuniv.nl
  • Telephone number secretariat: +31 (0)71 527 8838

Institution/division

  • Institution: Meta Juridica / eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies
  • Division: eLaw@Leiden, Center for Law and Digital Technologies
  • Telephone number secretariat: +31 (0)71 527 8838
  • E-mail: elaw@law.leidenuniv.nl

Remarks

None.

Languages