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Kursusnavn (dansk):Data: Law and Ethics 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Data: Law and Ethics 
Semester:Forår 2019 
Udbydes under:Bachelor i global virksomhedsinformatik (bgbi) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:15 
Forventet antal deltagere:
Maks. antal deltagere:50 
Formelle forudsætninger:
Læringsmål:After the course the student should be able to:

  • Describe the ways in which data is conceptualized within the course literature;

  • Situate and contextualize data in its historical, ethical, technical, legal and political contexts;

  • Develop a case study that focuses on a contemporary data controversy/concern;

  • Analyze and examine the data practices involved in this case study;

  • Use this case study to reflect upon and critically discuss the ethical and legal dimensions of data.
Fagligt indhold:Our contemporary moment is increasingly characterized by and through data. Data is said to be the new oil or currency, perhaps even a new vehicle of societal growth. From quantified-self movements to new forms of economics (such as bitcoin and platform capitalism) and sensing-based environments (the internet of things), data continues to proliferate and multiply. In this process, data is transforming people, organizations and societies. This ‘data moment’ poses important empirical, theoretical, legal and ethical challenges. It is an opportunity to take stock of how we might engage and think with data.

This course will examine the historical, socio-technical, political, ethical and legal contexts of data. In highlighting the various modes and forms through which data emerges, the course will encourage students to engage both critically and reflexively with how data is generated, circulated, stored, analyzed and consumed. We will guide students in this endeavor by adopting a social scientific approach, focused on analyzing, interpreting and understanding the meaning of contemporary data practices in organizations, society and government. At the same time, the course will also feature legal and ethical perspectives on data and data protection, focusing on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and similar legislation and its oversight. This will equip students to connect contemporary legal and ethical concerns with wider political and technical contexts. Taken together, the course will push students to ask: Who has the right to use and own data? How and for what purposes should data be used? Who benefits from the intensified use of data and who gets left out? What are the economic incentives for using data? And what does it mean to work with data in legally acceptable and ethically responsible ways? 
Læringsaktiviteter:14 ugers undervisning bestående af forelæsninger og øvelser

The course consists of 14 weeks of lectures and exercises. The lectures will primarily focus on presenting and discussing various social scientific approaches to data. During the exercises you will work in groups on the themes brought up in the lecture. Here you will carry out small case studies, training your analytical skills, ability to collaborate, give oral presentations and give constructive feedback. 

Obligatoriske aktivititer:There are no mandatory activities. 
Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:CG: Skriftlige arbejder i grupper uden mundtlig eksamen., (7-scale, internal exam)

The final examination project is a written academic paper (12 pages) on a selected case study. The paper can be written either individually or in groups (2 pages added per group member).

Group sizes: from 1 to max 4 students.  

Følgende personer underviser på kurset:
NavnStillingUndervisertypeIndsats (%)
James Maguire Adjunkt(ITU) Kursusansvarlig 75
Jannick Schou Hansen Adjunkt(ITU) Underviser 0
Henrik Mansfeldt Witt Ekstern lektor(ITU) Underviser 25