Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course, the student has a basic  understanding of the current rules on data protection, including the main definitions, the roles in data protection and obligations following from accountability provisions.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 05.09.2022 - 10.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Petri Kuoppamäki

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

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CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    We will discuss data protection law in context of other rights and interests, using recent case law. We will not only go through the General Data Protection Regulation in detail but also see how this EU law works in context with other national or EU instruments.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Active participation to lectures

    2. Solving a case study which is based on the course and reading material

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Participation in lectures 20 h

    - Self study and preparation


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    A reading list will be provided on the MyCourses page.

    Contact teacher during the course: Tobias Bräutigam. Outside the course contact Petri Kuoppamäki or Planning officer of the department of Accounting.

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses: in Sisu.