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2024/2025  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 (also 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 - Department of Business Humanities and Law (BHL)
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Information technology
  • Innovation
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 23-01-2024

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • 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, see also the rules about examination forms in the programme regulations.
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
Release of assignment Subject chosen by students themselves, see guidelines if any
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
Case-based teaching with focus on dialogue and discussions to encourage critical thinking. The aim is to support understanding and application of the curriculum. The students will in groups prepare cases, exercises, judgments etc. that are presented and discussed in class. Preparation for and active participation in class will improve the learning outcome for all students.

This course also aims to discuss how students can be compassionate in society while competitive in business, think critically and constructive when collaborating, and also understand and address important ethical and legal dilemmas.
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback between students and teachers is a natural and important part of interactive teaching that aim to encourage critical thinking. Exercises and feedback-questions will be used systematically in class to test students’ understanding as well as their ability to apply the curriculum in concrete situations. Answers from the students—as well as their questions raised during class—is used by the teachers to provide collective, oral feedback and guide students. The learning outcome of feedback depends on the student’s preparation for and participation in the teaching. Students may also take advantage of consultation/office hours (available only from full-time teachers in periods where they have teaching activities).
Student workload
Lectures 30 hours
Prepare to class 110 hours
Exam and preparation 66 hours
Expected literature

-- Jan Trzaskowski & Max Gersvang, GDPR Compliance – Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation (2nd edition, Ex Tuto 2022).


-- Judgments and articles.


Students are advised to find the final literature in the teaching plan on Canvas before buying any material.

Last updated on 23-01-2024