Introduction to Technology Law

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode RGPRI50105
Vaknaam Introduction to Technology Law
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b (Blok 4)

Uitgebreide vaknaam Introduction to Technology Law
Leerdoelen This course is designed to introduce the students to the key legal principles and implications deriving from the development of technology and the influence that this has in different fields of law.
On the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to understand:
- The relationship between technology and law;
- The foundations of Technology law and how it has developed;
- Different aspects of law and how law relates to the modern online environment, including governance, digital content and intellectual property, criminal activities, e-commerce as well as fundamental rights.

A student will also be able to:
- Analyse and critically assess the interaction between law and technology in the era of internet of things;
- Demonstrate an understanding of Technology law;
- Apply the legal knowledge learnt during the course to practical problems and case studies.
Omschrijving Technology law has developed in response to rapid technological and social change from a patchwork of applications of ordinary rules, as for example: of contract, criminal, and commercial law, to cyberspace and the digitisation and virtualisation of everyday activities. This course sets the scene and introduces the students to the immense impact that technology and especially computers and the Internet have on substantive law.

The course will include the following topics:
- Law and Technology
- Governance in the digital environment
- Cyber-speech and social networking
- Privacy and Data protection
- Criminal activity in the digital society
- IP and the information society
- e-Commerce
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkgroep
(7x2 uur hoorcolleges en 7x2 uur werkgroepen)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk (essayvragen) (digitaal)
Vaksoort p-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator J. Milaj-Weishaar, PhD.
Docent(en) Prof. Dr. G.P. Mifsud Bonnici , J. Milaj-Weishaar, PhD. , A. Rachovitsa, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Information Technology Law (choose 4th edition or later) Andrew Murray 9780198804727 ca. €  46,00
  • This course is only accessible for students who are registered for the Bachelor's degree 'International and European Law' or pre-master programme students provided that the course is part of the pre-master programme.
  • This course is not open to non-law exchange students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Exchange programme Law 1 semester II b optional
LLB International and European Law 1 semester II b verplicht
LLB International and European Law, Technology Law track 1 semester II b verplicht