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Data: Law, Policy and Regulation


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Rapid digitisation and questions of data privacy have led to the development of data protection laws across the globe, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Designed to modernise laws that protect the personal information of individuals, these new data regulations impact how businesses and public sector organisations should handle the information of their customers and stakeholders. “The law and digital society are becoming more closely entwined, and as the processing of digital data becomes the bedrock of all areas of business, an understanding of how the law applies to digital decision-making is essential for business professionals and executives globally,” says Andrew Murray, professor of law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The Data: Law, Policy and Regulation online certificate course from LSE explores the role of law in the digital space by contextualising legal principles and concepts related to data and technology regulation. Ultimately, it empowers you with the skills to navigate the changing legal environment shaping data law and policy.

Through a socio-legal lens, you’ll engage critically with topical case studies and current data regulations, and gain insight into the legal challenges posed by digitisation. Developed by leading academics from LSE’s Law School, the content draws on the strengths of the school’s innovative research and academic excellence to immerse you in pressing legal debates in data protection and algorithmic regulation. By the end of this online course, you’ll have gained the skills to think critically about the relationship between technology, policy, and the law, and a better understanding of the issues of digital data ownership and exploitation.

Is this course for you?

This course is aimed at professionals looking to explore the global data protection concerns driving new internet and technology regulations. It’s designed to be open and applicable to people from various geographical or jurisdictional contexts who are eager to understand the core legal concepts and debates around data law and regulation, as well as data-driven decision-making. Offering practical applications for both legal and business professionals, this course is relevant to business leaders, data analysts, and information technologists looking to gain expert perspectives on this current and critical issue. For legal consultants, public policy specialists, and law graduates, the course offers the opportunity to grow your knowledge in the field of tech-driven policymaking, data privacy and protection, and data regulation issues.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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