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The Laws of Digital Data, Content and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Discover the key legal concepts underpinning cyberspace and build legal expertise about digital technology.

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The Laws of Digital Data, Content and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Explore the present and future legal challenges posed by data and AI

In 2020, digital data drives our economy and artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming an increasing part of our everyday lives.

On this three-week course, you’ll be introduced to the legal concepts that underpin the internet economy and the potential liability of various online platforms.

The course will teach you how to structure your legal analysis of issues relating to personal data and digital intellectual property as a legal professional.

You’ll also discover the challenges that new technologies present to the legal profession and what future laws we may need.

What topics will you cover?

  • Personal data laws
  • Digital intellectual property
  • Liability of online platforms
  • Laws applicable to AI

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Evaluate the General Data Protection Regulations
  • Identify the data protection laws
  • Describe the liability of online platforms
  • Evaluate the new copyright directive
  • Investigate the law associated with Artificial Intelligence

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for postgraduate students with an interest in both law and technology.

It will be of interest to both qualified lawyers and those recently completing their qualifications who want an understanding of the key legal concepts underpinning the technologies of the fourth industrial revolution.

It will also be useful for developers, technologists, engineers and other professionals with digital expertise who want to understand the laws relevant to their areas.

Who will you learn with?

I'm a New Zealander who lives in the UK. I've been advising clients about the laws of cyberspace for over 25 years both as a partner and a general counsel. Now I'm a teacher of cyberlaws at ULaw.

Who developed the course?

The University of Law

The University of Law is one of the UK’s longest established specialist providers of legal education, believing that students should learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context.

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