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2020/2021  KAN-CDSCO2002U  Datafication: Regulation, Governance, Security, Privacy and Ethics

English Title
Datafication: Regulation, Governance, Security, Privacy and Ethics

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory offered as elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Master of Science (MSc) in Business Administration and Data Science
Course coordinator
  • Jan Trzaskowski - CBS Law
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Information technology
  • Innovation
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 27-01-2020

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Learning objectives
  • describe and discuss central legal issues relating to the topic,
  • identify concrete legal issues in concrete situations and suggest relevant legal solutions,
  • analyse legal problems based on relevant sources of law,
  • reflect on the law, its purpose, background and impact on society.
Datafication: Regulation, Governance, Security, Privacy and Ethics:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Oral group exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 2-3
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Synopsis
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
15 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The students will give a brief presentation of the synopsis followed by a more thorough discussion of the synopsis within the chosen topic. Hereafter the discussion will expland to include other parts of the syllabus.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The purpose of this course is to give the student a profound understanding of regulatory issues concerning privacy and data protection. Compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation is in focus as well as its background, context, and content.


This course provides an introduction to fundamental legal principles with particular focus on the European Union.


The discussions may include aspects relating to privacy, big data, particular technologies, use of personal data for marketing purposes, transfer of personal data, security, and fundamental rights such as the freedom of expression.


The course will to a large extent be based on sources of law such as the EU treaties, directives, regulations, and case law.

Description of the teaching methods
The course consists of 10x3 lectures in which exercises/workshops are included.
Feedback during the teaching period
Workshops and group discussions are an essential part of the learning process, hence active participation is expected. The students will prepare, discuss and present cases in groups. Oral feedback is provided to the student.
Student workload
Lectures 30 hours
Prepare to class 110 hours
Exam and preparation 66 hours
Expected literature


Articles, judgments, web-resources etc. will be made available before and during the course.

Students are advised to find the final literature in the teaching plan on Canvas.

Last updated on 27-01-2020