THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

DATA: LAW, POLICY AND REGULATION

Gain the skills to navigate and critically analyse the changing legal environment that is shaping data law and policy.

Duration

6 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

8–10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

Contextualised knowledge of foundational legal principles and concepts related to data and technology regulation.

2

Insight into the challenges that digitisation poses for the legal environment.

3

The ability to critically assess topical case studies and current data regulations, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

4

Knowledge of possible policy solutions to the future of data regulation and new technologies.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Over the duration of this online short course, you’ll work through the following modules:

SECTION I
Datafication and the law

MODULE 1
Digitisation and its challenges for regulation

Explore the role of law in the digital society.

MODULE 2
Data as an asset, data as a right

Discover the legal and economic perspectives underpinning data protection regulation.

SECTION II
Regulation of and by algorithms

MODULE 3
Algorithmic regulation

Explore the regulation of data-driven decision-making.

MODULE 4
Algorithmic profiling under the GDPR

Explore legal responses to data-driven profiling and inferences.

SECTION III
Rethinking data governance

MODULE 5
Property rights in data

Explore the question of who should own data generated by or about you.

MODULE 6
Dominance and data

Discover more about digital markets and their implications for data protection.

COURSE CO-CONVENORS

Andrew Murray

Professor of Law, LSE Department of Law

Andrew is a professor of law with particular reference to new media and technology law, and a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA). His principal research interests lie in regulatory design within cyberspace, particularly the role of non-state actors, the protection and promotion of human rights within the digital environment and the promotion of proprietary interests in the digital sphere, encompassing both intellectual property rights and traditional property models. In 2018, Andrew was the special advisor to the House of Lords Communications Committee inquiry into internet regulation, “Regulating the Digital Environment”. He is a member of the Law Society’s LawTech Regulatory Action Taskforce and was a commissioner for the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission. He has written the leading textbook Information Technology Law: The Law and Society. Andrew is a recognised global expert in information technology law and regulation and has recently, along with Chris Reed, written the book Rethinking the Jurisprudence of Cyberspace. Andrew leads the LSE Department of Law's Law, Technology and Society research group.

Orla Lynskey

Associate Professor of Law, LSE Department of Law

Orla teaches and conducts research in the areas of data protection, technology regulation, digital rights, and EU law. She holds an LLB from Trinity College Dublin, an LLM in EU law from the College of Europe (Bruges) and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. This PhD research has been developed into a monograph, The Foundations of EU Data Protection Law, published by Oxford University Press (OUP) in 2015. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales and worked in competition law practice in Brussels before beginning her doctoral research. She is an editor of International Data Privacy Law (OUP) and the European Law Blog, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Data Protection Law Review.

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This Data: Law, Policy and Regulation online certificate course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 60 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is on you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points.

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This LSE online certificate course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who've already had the opportunity to:

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