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.

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:
Kristina Irion, Marie Curie Fellow, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL.

Nico van Eijk, Professor of Media and Telecommunications Law and Director of the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL;
Dennis Hirsch, Geraldine W. Howell Professor, Capital University Law School, US;
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;
Neil Richards, Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law, St Louis, US.

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.

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