Transnational Data Protection Regulation
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Course title in Estonian
Transnatsionaalne andmekaitse reguleerimine
Course title in English
Transnational Data Protection Regulation
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2021/2022  Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2021/2022  Spring semester
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Course aims
- to understand the variety of institutional arrangements and fundamental goals of data protection law in the transnational environment;
- to develop the knowledge of the student of European Union data protection law from basic rules and principles to their analysis and application in practical situations including contractual relationships;
- to introduce alternative approaches to data protection outside the European Union.
Brief description of the course
This course will examine the fundamental principles transnational data protection law. It is designed to accommodate students both with and without prior knowledge EU law and data protection law. Students will gain an understanding of how the EU legal systems deals with data protection law issues, such as personal data, legitimate processing criteria, principles of data protection and data retention, notification requirements, transfers of data outside the EU and the assessment of data protection adequacy.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has an understanding of the expansive extraterritorial reach of EU data protection law;
- is aware of the main principles of the EU data protection law and its enforcement as laid down in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and relevant EU secondary legislation and as interpreted and applied by the European Court of Justice, the General Court and the European Commission;
- is capable of identifying the basic requirements of EU data protection law for the business, the public sector, and for the regulatory authorities and courts, and to apply them when solving legal problems in a hypothetical case;
- has an understanding of the historical development EU data protection law and other relevant transnational regimes and understand that different jurisdictions may arrive at different solutions to similar cases.
Tobias Bräutigam