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Privacy and Data Protection Law

Summer School of Business, Economics and Management, 10 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Law, public administration, public order and safety

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 3 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1700 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 1230 EUR


The globalization of the world economy, the ever-increasing importance of the Internet, and the growth of electronic commerce have made data protection and privacy law an important area of concern for businesses, governments, and individuals. At present, governments around the world are seeking increasing access to personal data for law enforcement and other purposes; companies are processing huge amounts of personal data; and many individuals publish their personal data on the Internet on a regular basis. Consequently most lawyers and legal advisers will come across privacy and data protection issues sooner or later in their work. Another consequence of these developments is that privacy and data protection law have grown from being national issues to ones of international concern.

EU law place a crucial role in this area since privacy and data protection issues are mainly harmonised. However, the divergence EU and US privacy and data protection regulation leads to a lot of complications in the international marketplace, especially when one considers that the volume of personally identifiable information that is exchanged online, a medium that knows no borders. Companies and individuals often face different legislations and are often left confused about what laws are applicable to them. Meanwhile, legislators continue to seek out ways to ensure that the protections that they have adopted will apply even when information is being collected and/or used by entities located outside the national territory. Ultimately, many individuals remain uncertain about the scope of their privacy rights and how to protect them.

About the Degree

This is a summer course that counts 5 or 10 ECTS. 


  • You must be enrolled in a university programme at the time of the AU Summer University
  • If you are applying for admission to AU Summer University courses at the Master level, you must hold a relevant Bachelor's degree (or as a minimum 180 ECTS in your study programme
  • The application deadline is March 15th


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Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Jul 04


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