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Privacy & Standardisation Capstone

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Welcome to the capstone on the specialisation on Privacy & Standardisation. This capstone will build on the knowledge you obtained in the courses: Standardisation & Technology, Privacy in the Western World, Privacy in the USA and Privacy in Europe. The capstone will help you build a comprehensive opinion and it will challenge you in all areas of present-day privacy protection. The assignments invite you to use and revisit the material of all the courses. This capstone will link historic milestones to current limitations and offer you a journey through jurisdictions and technological fields alike. Whereas in the previous courses you were assessed by quizzes, the capstone will require you to carefully consider all you have learned so far and detail your opinion. The assessment in this course will mainly be done by in-depth assignments. Use the few practice exercises well to give you a head start in the graded assignments!

Faculty

Jan Smits
emer. Full Professor, LL.M.

*Program faculty is subject to change

Curriculum

WEEK 1: Introduction

Whereas in the previous courses you were assessed by quizzes, the capstone will require you to carefully consider all you have learned so far and detail your opinion. The assesment in this course will mainly be done by in-depth assignments. Use the few practice exercises well to give you a head start in the graded assignments!

  • 1 video
    • Welcome to the privacy capstone 3m
    • Got your number 1m
  • 1 reading
    • Paper: Dissolving privacy, One Merger at a Time: Competition, Data and Third Party Tracking 1h 20m
    • Legal document: A Preliminary Opinion on data protection and scientific research  30m
    • Report: Scientific research data breach notification obligation 1h 20m
    • Diving deeper: National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence
    • Essay collection: Appropriate use of data in public space 2h

WEEK 2: Designing your own contract

Le grande finale. Use your knowledge from the entire specialization to switch position with the clerks and lawmakers. Experience the intricacies and difficulties of designing watertight contracts and terms yourself.

  • 2 videos
    • How to read legal documents 2m
    • The terms of cookies 1m
    • Your data? 2m
  • 3 readings
    • Legal document: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 30m
    • Article: The Second Wave of Algorithmic Accountability 30m
    • Diving deeper: Evaluation Report on Experience Gained in the Implementation of the GDPR
    • Article: Data Subject Access Requests - three illuminating UK cases 15m
    • Guide: Privacy Design Strategies 1h
    • Guide: NOREA Privacy Control Framework 1h
  • 1 practice exercise
    • 1 practice exercise

WEEK 3: What are the differences?

Different companies value your privacy differently and for some companies your personal data has even become (the most important) part of their business model. And while you have probably encountered plenty of cookies and terms of services while navigating the web. All companies, also online, should oblige to the rule of law. These laws are designed to protect individuals and originate from basic (constitutional) rights and freedoms - see also the MOOC privacy in the Western World. We revisit the origin of our most important freedoms and use these for comparison in the modern-day field of privacy and data protection.

  • 1 video
    • Declaration of Human Rights 1m
  • 6 readings
    • Paper: Anonymity, Faceprints, and the Constitution 1h
    • Guide: Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border - Protecting the Data on your Devices and in the Cloud 1h
    • Diving deeper: Opinion of the Data Ethics Commission
    • Legal document: UN Declaration of Human Rights  10m
    • Legal document: Terms of service Facebook 10m
    • Legal document: Terms of service DuckDuckGo 10m
  • 1 practice exercise
    • Practice terms 15m

WEEK 4: Health care and pseudonymisation

Special kind of data require special kind of attention. In both the USA and Europe regulations for processing personal medical data are very strict. We will challenge you to find the differences between both jurisdictions and determine the strictness of their regulations. The courses Privacy in the USA and Privacy in Europe provide background to the historic, societal and legal differences. Whereas many differences are present, pseudonymisation is key to protection of medical data in both regions. The International Standardisation Organisation provides a standard to do this. How is this intertwined with the obligations imposed by the healthcare regulations? Revisit the course Standardisation & Technology.

  • 1 video
    • Being careful with your health (data) 1m
  • 6 readings
    • Guide: What is 'Pseudomized' Data?  15m
    • Legal document: Article 29 Working Party 05/2014 Opinion on Anonymisation Techniques 30m
    • Article: Personal Data Pseudonymization: GDPR Pseudonymization what and how 25m
    • Legal document: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 10m
    • Legal document: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 10m
    • Legal document: ISO 25237:2017 Health informatics - Pseudonymization (preview) 10m
  • 1 practice exercise
    • Introduction to health 15m