The lecture is to provide the students with a first structured overview of the German and European Data Protection Law based on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Furthermore, current topics on data protection are being discussed in depth.
Overview of the topics
Historiy of data protection and privacy
European and constitutional legal background
Legislative framework: General Data Protection Regulation, Federal Data Protection Act, sector-specific data protection law
Basic concepts and scope (e.g. personal data, processing, processor, conroller)
Principles relating to processing of personal data and lawfulness of processing (e.g. consent, contract, legitimate interests)
Rights of the data subject (e.g. right of access, right to be forgotten, data portability)
Data protection by design and by default, security of processing, data protection impact assessment
Enforcement of data protection law: supervisory system, sanctions, certification.
Focal points: big data, profiling, social networks, smart video surveillance, processing in the context of employment