"The law and digital society are becoming more closely entwined, and as the processing of digital data becomes the bedrock of all areas of business, an understanding of how the law applies to digital decision-making is essential for business professionals and executives globally." Andrew Murray, Professor of Law, LSE
The Data: Law, Policy and Regulation online certificate course from LSE employs a socio-legal lense to empower you with an understanding of the changing legal environment shaping data law and policy. Over the course of six weeks, you’ll contextualise foundational legal principles, apply behavioural economics concepts to data protection, and learn more about the legalities of data ownership.
Developed by leading faculty from LSE's Department of Law, this course draws on the strengths of the department's innovative research and academic excellence to immerse you in topical legal debates about data protection, applicable regardless of your geographical or jurisdictional context. You’ll develop the skills to think critically about the intersection of technology, law and policy, by engaging with topical case studies and data protection regulations, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You’ll also examine traditional regulatory models and how they are being replaced or supplemented by the application of algorithmic, data-driven decision-making.
This course is applicable to professionals from various contexts who are eager to understand the core legal concepts and debates surrounding data protection law and algorithmic regulation. Business professionals with an interest in the challenges posed by data protection legislation will benefit from both the practical and theoretical subject matter. Legal frameworks, case-studies and regulations are used as a practical illustration for discussion throughout the course, making it relevant to legal professionals such as regulators, policy makers, risk officers, lawyers, data protection officers, and compliance officers.
This 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.
Registrations close: 20 April 2021
Course starts (Orientation opens): 28 April 2021
Module 1 starts: 5 May 2021
Duration: 6 weeks (excluding orientation)
Commitment: 8–10 hours per week
Develop your knowledge in three core areas: Datafication and the law; regulation of and by algorithms; and rethinking data governance
Assess the key concepts of the data protection framework, how the framework applies to regulation, and the values underpinning it
Contextualise foundational theoretical concepts related to technology regulation and the challenges that digitisation poses
Explore possible policy solutions to the future of data regulation
Compile a briefing paper assessing an aspect of the intersection between data protection and competition law
Section I Datafication and the law
Section II Regulation of and by algorithms
Section III Rethinking data governance
Andrew Murray - Professor of Law, LSE Department of Law
Orla Lynskey - Associate Professor of Law, LSE Department of Law
There are no prerequisites for this course.
This course is presented entirely online, in collaboration with leaders in online education, GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc. View this Data: Law, Policy and Regulation online certificate course on the GetSmarter website.
Modules are released on a weekly basis, and can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.
This interactive, supportive teaching model is designed for busy professionals and results in unprecedented certification rates for online courses.
All reading materials for this course will be made accessible to you through the Online Campus. Notes for each module are often downloadable, and you are able to save any information or collateral you use to your personal profile.