Legal and Ethical Foundations of Privacy and Security

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On completing the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify potential legal and ethical issues regarding privacy and security in digital world
  • Understand several issues concerning digital property and intellectual property rights
General competences:
  • Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology
  • Teamwork
  • Working in an international environment
  • Production of free, creative, and inductive thinking

Information security management entails a multitude of legal and ethical issues. Whether for individuals or organisations, information is often sensitive and valuable, therefore information access and usage of such an asset should follow a set of rules and regulations that protect the privacy and safety of their owners. This course also discusses the impact of ICT on the substantive law of Europe, and analyses the socio-legal effects of regulatory structures on the development of the Internet community. It eventually aims to explain basic legal and ethical issues and principles, according to European law and regulations.

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