Post-Graduate Legal Education:
Privacy Law and Policy

Summer Course (July 7-11, 2014)

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.

See also the course flyer.

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

Daniel Cooper, Partner and Head of Global Privacy Practice, Covington & Burling, London, UK
Ian Brown, Associate Director, Oxford University Cyber Security Centre and Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, UK.
Chris Hoofnagle, Lecturer in Residence and Director, Information Privacy Programs, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law, US
Sjoera Nas, Internet and Telecom Expert, Dutch Data Protection Authority, NL
Christopher Kuner, Senior Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP, Brussels, BE
Joris van Hoboken, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, New York University, Information Law Institute, US
Neil Richards, Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law, St Louis, US

Expert Panel on the Role of ISPs in public and private surveillance:
Stephen Deadman, Head of Legal - Privacy, Security & Content Standards, Vodafone Group Services Ltd., UK
Caroline Goemans-Dorny, Senior Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs at the INTERPOL General Secretariat, FR
Seda Gürses, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, New York University, Media, Culture and Communications Department, US
Max Schrems, Founder of, AT
Moderator: Nico van Eijk, Professor of Media and Telecommunications Law and Director of the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL.

See here overview of faculty and panelists.

De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102, Amsterdam.

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 € 1.975;
Participants from governmental and non-profit entities: € 1.100;
Participants from academic institutions: € 900.

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,
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX AMSTERDAM
tel: +31 20 525 3406 /fax: +31 20 525 3033


Updated 26.06.2014