Programs

Data Science

Security, privacy and ethics of digital data

  • Class 15
  • Practice 30
  • Independent work 90
Total 135

Course title

Security, privacy and ethics of digital data

Lecture type

Obligatory

Course code

12436

Semester

2

ECTS

5

Lecturers and associates

Course objectives

The scope of the course is to introduce the student to the legal framework concerning the protection of personal data and privacy, as well as introducing the student to the basic ideas and concepts of descriptive and normative ethics as a framework for gaining client trust and building a more just digital society. The methodology i centered around discussion, constant work throughout the semester and active student participation.

Content

GDPR. Business cases. Introduction to descriptive and normative ethics. Selected readings of business ethics cases concerning personal data. Basic notions of data protection from the perspective of information security.

Required reading

GDPR
Barger, R. N. Computer Ethics: A Case-based Approach. Cambridge University Press
course materials

Minimal learning outcomes

  • Evaluate the relevance of the national legislation in the context of data protection
  • Evaluate the relevance of the GDPR legislation in the context of data protection
  • Evaluate the basic theories of descriptive and normative ethics
  • Evaluate business cases
  • Enumerate the basic security issues

Preferred learning outcomes

  • Critically valuate extensions of the national legislation in the context of better data protection
  • Critically valuate extensions of the European legislation in the context of better data protection
  • Critically valuate the basic theories of descriptive and normative ethics
  • Critically evaluate business cases
  • Critically assess security measures
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