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Course 2020-2021 a.y.

30405 - FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW

BEMACS
Department of Law

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 25

BEMACS (8 credits - II sem. - OB  |  IUS/09)
Course Director:
MARCO BASSINI

Classes: 25 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 25: MARCO BASSINI


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The course aims at providing a general overview on IT law and how it has evolved in order to respond to the rapid technological and social change. The first module basically introduces the key concepts of the relevant legal systems. The second module explores the relationship between law and technology with a view to highlighting the most critical legal issues raised by technological developments. After a general framework on the challenges raised by the Internet, the course explores the protection of fundamental rights (freedom of speech and data protection) and the emergence of new rights and actors on the digital sphere

CONTENT SUMMARY
  • Introduction to the relevant legal systems
  • Constitutions in cyberspace
  • Freedom of expression in the digital age: a comparative overview
  • The legal regime of Internet service providers
  • Privacy and data protection
  • The legal impact of disruptive technologies: AI and Blockchain

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Deal with the main issues regarding Internet regulation and the protection of fundamental rights in the digital era.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Assessing the increasing or decreasing of protection of the fundamental rights at stake depending on the judicial balancing between contrasting values.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Group assignments
DETAILS
  • Guest speakers’ talks include lectures given by experts and professionals working in the IT industry.
  • Case studies are discussed in order to introduce the subject of the relevant lectures or comment on the relevant legal and policy developments.
  • Group assignments consist of presentations given by students on selected cases

Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Students are tested on the cases and materials discussed throughout classes in the general written exam. The written exam consists of a set of TRUE/FALSE questions, multiple-choice questions and one open question (short essay). Students’ active class participation also is taken into account.

     

    • T/F questions, multiple-choice questions and the short essay permit to review students' ability to explore the legal issues discussed throughout the course, i.e. to understand and analyze legal issues in the IT field and the relevant challenges

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Cases and materials provided on the Bboard platform

    Last change 13/12/2020 11:22