Summer Courses

Summer Course on Privacy Law & Policy 2024

The 11th edition of the Summer Course on Privacy Law & Policy will focus on the rules which apply to data-driven digital technologies and AI in both the EU and the US. Think of the requisite data to train machine learning algorithms, algorithms which personalise content for users and prediction algorithms which can affect people in various ways. Privacy law and policy already apply to many of the data-driven processes at a time when the EU and the US adopt new rules to govern risky AI. This course will explore the broader trends and recent developments in this rapidly changing field and explain how businesses, governments and other stakeholders can achieve their goals within it.

The course will feature a distinguished faculty of European and US academics, regulators and practitioners who will investigate the EU and US legal frameworks and how they operate together. Participants will acquire the essential knowledge necessary to navigate privacy law and policy for online services that operate in the EU and the US. The seminar format promotes interaction among participants and faculty, and incorporates a range of practical exercises to apply the knowledge.
Enrollment is limited to 25 participants.

Goals of the course:
At the conclusion of the course, participants will:
(1) Understand the latest developments in EU and US privacy law related to data-driven digital technologies and AI;
(2) Have insight into how privacy law and policy will develop in response to economic trends and technological innovation such as AI;
(3) Be introduced to the most current and relevant European and American legislative, judicial and regulatory documents which are made available as course materials.

Intended audience:
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.

Timing and Location:
The course will extend over a five-day period from July 1 to 5, 2024 at de Burcht, Henri Polaklaan 9, Amsterdam, an historic building in the center of Amsterdam.

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

IAPP and NOvA: Members of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) can obtain CPEs for attending the Annual IViR Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy. Dutch legal professionals can also obtain NOvA credits (see here for instructions).

To apply:
Please use our online registration form. In case you have questions about applicable fees or payment methods, contact the course coordinator at

The tuition fee includes the course participation and seminar materials.

  • Regular Fee € 2250;
  • Reduced Fee: € 1500 (public sector & senior academics (assistant/associate/full professors)
  • Reduced Fee: € 950 (civil society/non-profits & (selected) PhD students/postdocs)

Faculty Organisers:
Kristina Irion, Associate Professor, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam

Please use our registration form
In case you have questions about applicable fees or payment methods, contact the course coordinator at

Further information:
Kristina Irion
Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam,
tel: +31 20 525 3406