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Ethical and legal issues regarding ICT data protection

Course Title:

Ethical and legal issues regarding ICT data protection.

Participants:

Citizenship in general.

Previous knowledge required to follow the course:

No specific prior knowledge is required, although it would be advisable to have notions about the system of sources and the law of the European Union.

Language:

English

Goals:

The specific objective of this course is to train citizens on basic ethical and legal issues related to the protection of personal data, in accordance with the new European Data Protection Regulation and the complementary regulations.

Competencies that the participants will develop:

Training on basic ethical and legal issues related to the protection of personal data, in accordance with the new European Data Protection Regulation and complementary regulations.

Brief description of the content of each of the modules that will make up the course:

The course will include six topics, according to the following program:z

  1. the importance of data in today's world.

    This lesson will explain why data is important, what its main applications are in different branches of human activity. It will also explain the consequences that the misuse of personal data by third parties can have for a person.

  2. The rules governing the processing of personal data

    This lesson will briefly explain the rules that regulate this matter, with special reference to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It will explore the main concepts at stake, such as anonymizations and pseudonymization of data.

  3. The rules governing the processing of personal data

    This lesson will complement lesson 2 by analyzing the essential roles described by the General Data Protection Regulation such as the controller, the processor of the data and the data protection officer. IT will also expose the main tools designed to supervise the adequate functioning of the whole system.

  4. The rights of the citizen according to the GDPR

    This topic will deal with the main rights that the Regulation gives EU citizens, such as the right of access, the right to rectification, the right to suppression ("right to forget"), the right to restriction of processing, the right to data portability, the right to object to the processing of personal data, the right to object to automated individual decision-making, etc.

  5. Commercialization of data

    This lesson will be aimed at exploring the ethical and legal issues related to the commercialization of data. It will specially focus on the legal framework and the possibility to gain discounts or other types of advantages in exchange of providing access to personal data.

  6. Data clouds and bitcoin

    The main objective of this last lesson will be to familiarize the reader with the latest technologies applicable to the use of data

Activities that will be proposed during the course (structure of audiovisual and support content, number and types of evaluations, etc.): Each of the topics will include a detailed presentation of the specific content, prepared by the teaching staff of the UPV / EHU and the members of the PANELFIT consortium. Audiovisual recordings will be used for this.

Each lesson will be accompanied by abundant references to publicly searchable resources, which will allow the student who wants to deepen the subjects of material more than enough.

At the end of each topic, there will be a brief questionnaire that the student will have to answer to verify that they have taken advantage of the materials properly.

Other notable features:

This course is offered within the framework of the project PANELFIT (Participatory Approaches to a New Ethical and Legal Framework for ICT), supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework. Grant Agreement number: 788039.

The course will be offered in coordination with the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA), an organization that brings together multiple NGOs dedicated to the protection of fundamental rights, and which will mainly help disseminate it among European citizens.

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