|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
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
(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.
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
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.
The tuition fee includes the seminar materials, five
lunches, as well as the opening and closing receptions and a
Standard fee € 2100;
Civil Society fee: €
Academic fee: € 975.
See the online
Check this Web site for forthcoming information about the
course programme and faculty.
Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam,
Korte Spinhuissteeg 3, 1012 CG AMSTERDAM
tel: +31 20 525 3406 /fax: +31 20 525 3033