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2020/2021  KAN-CJURV1041U  Digital Transformations and the Law

English Title
Digital Transformations and the Law

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type 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
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Andrej Savin - CBS Law
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Information technology
  • Innovation
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 10-06-2020

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Learning objectives
  • 1 Introducing Digital Transformation
  • 2 Understanding Regulation: Disruption and Regulation - When & Why regulate?
  • 3 Understanding Regulation: Lawmaking in the EU (institutions, lobbying, methods)
  • 4 Understanding Regulation: Navigating EU digital law - the silo structure
  • 5 Platforms in a Digital Economy I (case-based class)
  • 6 Platforms in a Digital Economy II (case-based class)
  • 7 Platforms in a Digital Economy III (case-based class)
  • 8 Trading Data I: GDPR
  • 9 Trading Data II: data-based business models and law (case-based class)
  • 10 When IP is not enough: trade secrets (case-based class)
  • 11 Disruption: Blockchain and contract law (case-based class)
  • 12 Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and Automated Decision Making
Digital Transformations and the Law:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Please see text below
The duration of the exam is 3 hours. You can hand in as many pages as you like.
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course will be taught online as well as on Campus.


This course explores the relationship between regulation and digital business strategy.


The course, in taking the law & management approach, aims to provide understanding on how law can be used proactively to attract customers, compete successfully, strengthen performance, and achieve organisational goals.


The main aim of the course is to enable the students to understand: first, how digital world is regulated and second, how strategy is affected by such models of regulation.  In that sense, the course starts with the idea of digital transformation and disruption and how these are related to policymaking and lawmaking. It continues with an introduction to IT regulation from the EU perspective (with some elements of comparison with the US). Three main areas are then explored:


- platforms as intermediaries

- the importance of generating, using and trading data for modern economy

- the relationship between disruptive new technologies and law (blockchain, AI)

Description of the teaching methods
Teaching consists in a combination of lectures-workshops and case-based teaching. While all classes are based on practical examples, some are entirely case-based. A smaller number of classes are traditional lectures. Most classes involve active analysis of business cases, legal resources and court cases.
Feedback during the teaching period
Comments in workshops, blended-learning platforms, question time in exercise classes, exam preparation in last class. Open hours.
Student workload
Participation in lectures 32 hours
Preparation for lectures 168 hours
Exams 5 hours
Further Information



A selection of articles, cases, materials and primary legislation. 

Last updated on 10-06-2020