EIT Digital

Privacy in the Western World

This course is part of Privacy and Standardisation Specialization

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Jan Smits

Instructor: Jan Smits

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7 hours (approximately)
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  • Develop a clear concept of personal space and privacy in the context of history and international cooperation

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There are 8 modules in this course

This is the introduction to the course on Privacy. This first week we start with a number of introduction videos to demonstrate the importance of privacy in examples from all over the world. It is interesting to see how privacy has been put under pressure because of increased security, of freedom of enterprise of social media, and of technological possibilities. After this weeks lesson's we dive deeper in history to see where privacy legislation is coming from, how it relates to human rights, and the recent developments to its current status. We hope you enjoy this course.

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4 videos1 reading

While privacy and personal space are being debated more and more over the course of the information age, personal data was stored long before the rise of the internet. In the first module we will address the collectors and overseers of our historic data.

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2 videos1 quiz

We visit an expert on cybercrime, cyber-investigation, privacy and data protection.

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2 videos1 reading1 quiz

Many differences exist between European and American society nowadays. However when looking closely at the establishment of an independent people with constitutional rights we may also see some similarities...

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4 videos2 readings1 quiz

With increasing cross-border travel and services, countries realised that in order to handle them effectively, deals had to brokered. By drafting and signing treaties on specific subjects they managed, while not giving up too much of their own sovereignty.

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6 videos1 reading1 quiz

After agreeing on specific subjects countries learned that in order to avoid conflict more safeguards and cooperation was required. The two world wars showed that absence of good arbitration over conflicts and lacking international cohesiveness could lead to humanic atrocities. This module focuses on the response the world made to avoid these events from ever happening again: to protect human live and to protect human rights.

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5 videos1 reading1 quiz

The rise of the computers also brought along a need to protect privacy in the digital environment. Conceptualizing proper protection of personal data and pursuing infringement still provides a great challenge for policy makers.

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3 videos3 readings1 quiz

The final quiz and opportunity for you to demonstrate that you mastered the content of this course. Good luck!

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1 quiz

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Jan Smits
EIT Digital
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