Post-Graduate Legal Education:
Privacy Law and Policy

Summer Course (July 6-10, 2015)

Programme Application Form Course Materials

General Information on the Summer Course

Description of the course:
This week-long summer course focuses on privacy law and policy related to the Internet, electronic communications and online and social media.  It will explore the broader trends and recent developments in this rapidly changing field, and explain how businesses, governments and others can achieve their goals within it. The course will feature a distinguished faculty of European and American academics, regulators and practitioners who will investigate the EU and US legal frameworks and how they operate together.

Held in a historic building on one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals, the course will employ a seminar format that promotes interaction between participants and faculty and allows for a deeper examination of the subject than is possible at most professional conferences. Enrolment is limited to 25 participants.

Objectives of the course:
At the conclusion of the course, participants will:

(1) Understand the latest developments in E.U. and U.S. privacy law related to the Internet, electronic communications and online and social media;
(2) Have insight into how these critical areas of privacy law and policy are likely to evolve in the future, and into the strategic and legal implications of these impending changes; and
(3) Possess a set of course materials containing the most current and relevant European and American legislative, judicial and regulatory documents in the area.

Faculty Organisers:
Dennis Hirsch, Geraldine W. Howell Professor of Law, Capital University Law School, USA
Kristina Irion, Marie Curie Fellow, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL

Applicant profile:
The course is aimed at lawyers, government officials, NGO staff, academics, PhD students and others who work in the areas of privacy and data protection law. The course is taught at the post-graduate level. Participants should have some prior knowledge of the field.

At the close of the course, each participant will receive a Certificate of completion of the programme.

Tuition fee:
The tuition fee includes the seminar materials, five lunches, as well as the opening and closing receptions and a welcome dinner.

Standard fee € 2100;
Civil Society fee: € 1350;
Academic fee: € 975.

See the online application form

Check this Web site for forthcoming information about the course programme and faculty.

Further information:
Kristina Irion
Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam,
Korte Spinhuissteeg 3, 1012 CG AMSTERDAM
tel: +31 20 525 3406 /fax: +31 20 525 3033


Updated 26.09.2014