This course is designed for professionals with an interest in both law and technology. It will be of use to a broad variety of professionals: in-house counsel, attorneys, legal experts in local authorities or administrations, lawyers in NGOs, Data Protection Officers, attorneys, compliance officers, internal control and risk management officers, human resources management, information technology consultants, people training for new occupations.
A general legal background is recommended (equivalent knowledge and qualifications of the UE DRA001) as well as a sufficient level in English.
Since the early 2000s, the European Union has unfold a wide range of measures to stimulate and foster the development of the European digital market. Its strategy has recently accelerated, and the Union is becoming a “model” for digital regulation, a trend sometimes referred to as the “Brussels effect”.
This course offers several advantages for professionals. Participants will be able to gain in-depth knowledge of the latest European and national digital regulations. When discussing societal challenges brought by new technologies, professionals will thrive to develop critical thinking on the possibilities and pitfalls of any regulatory responses. Over the course, professionals will be learning how the law currently regulates digital services, in particular the rules relating to the liability of platforms, their due diligence obligations and the rules on moderation of online content (Digital Services Act, rules on the removal of terrorist content, Fake News Act) as well as those relating to competition in the online environment (Digital Markets Act). At the end of this course, professionals will be able to advise companies and administrations on the policy and legal aspects relating to digital services.
The course is primarily based on lectures but participants will be encouraged to engage in class discussions and small groups exercises. Participants will have to prepare at home a brief paper on a topic relating to the course.