"The law and digital society are becoming more closely entwined, and as the processing of digital data becomes the bedrock of all areas of business, an understanding of how the law applies to digital decision-making is essential for business professionals and executives globally." Andrew Murray, Professor of Law, LSE
The Data: Law, Policy and Regulation online certificate course from LSE employs a socio-legal lense to empower you with an understanding of the changing legal environment shaping data law and policy. Over the course of six weeks, you’ll contextualise foundational legal principles, apply behavioural economics concepts to data protection, and learn more about the legalities of data ownership.
Developed by leading faculty from LSE's Department of Law, this course draws on the strengths of the department's innovative research and academic excellence to immerse you in topical legal debates about data protection, applicable regardless of your geographical or jurisdictional context. You’ll develop the skills to think critically about the intersection of technology, law and policy, by engaging with topical case studies and data protection regulations, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You’ll also examine traditional regulatory models and how they are being replaced or supplemented by the application of algorithmic, data-driven decision-making.
This course is applicable to professionals from various contexts who are eager to understand the core legal concepts and debates surrounding data protection law and algorithmic regulation. Business professionals with an interest in the challenges posed by data protection legislation will benefit from both the practical and theoretical subject matter. Legal frameworks, case-studies and regulations are used as a practical illustration for discussion throughout the course, making it relevant to legal professionals such as regulators, policy makers, risk officers, lawyers, data protection officers, and compliance officers.
This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 60 hours of learning.