Professor: P. NEMITZ
The course will address topical issues of EU Data Protection Law in four principal areas:
- Data Protection within EU law
Definition of personal data and fundamental principles of Data Protection law; the distinguished right to privacy; rights of individuals; obligations of data controllers; data protection impact assessment, Data Protection Officer; data protection by design and by default; independence of data protection authorities; powers of data protection authorities; cooperation of data protection authorities; data protection and in specific sectors and in context of new technologies; data protection in practice and as a career; relationship between data protection law and competition law – integrationist versus separatist viewpoints, and perspectives for the future.
Processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector.
- European Law and mass surveillance
Courts and legislators’ reactions to large scale surveillance under EU and Foreign law, data retention, passenger name records, Terrorist Financing tracking programmes.
- International aspects of data protection (International Transfers)
International transfers of data under GDPR; US federal privacy protection and US state privacy protection.
2023 - 2024