IT Law


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


This is an English translation of the module.

In case of discrepancy between the translation and the Danish version, the Danish version of the module is valid.

Learning objectives


The course should provide the students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of:

  • Legal method and the sources of law
  • Relevant legal concepts, terminology and reasoning
  • The functioning of the court in society and the relationship between law, ethics and politics
  • The main elements of the course, including
    • Privacy and privacy data
      • The relevant legal rules of EU law, the Human Rights Convention and the Data Protection Act
      • Relevant case law
      • Relationship between Privacy and Freedom of Expression: Legal, Ethical and Political Aspects
    • Imaterial rights
      • Copyright protection of software
      • Copyright vs. open access: legal, economic and political aspects
    • Cybercrime and cyber security
      • Basic understanding of the essential rules and trends
      • Surveillance of citizens vs. the right to privacy
    • IT contracts
      • Basic rules and principles regarding the conclusion and implementation of IT contracts
      • Controlling contracts


During the course, the students must acquire the following skills

  • application of legal method, argumentation, concepts and terminology
  • identification of relevant legal issues and sources of law
  • use and interpretation of legal sources and conduct of legal analysis


During the course, the students must acquire the following competences:

  • knowledge of relevant legal issues within IT
  • identification and use of relevant legal sources in the field
  • analysis and resolution of legal issues within IT-law

Type of instruction

A mix of lectures, student presentations and assignments. The teaching is also organized in accordance with the general teaching methods for the education, cf. section 17.

Extent and expected workload

The student is expected to spend 30 hours per ECTS, which means 150 hours for this activity.



Name of examIT-Law
Type of exam
Oral exam
An oral exam based on synopsis.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: Study Board for Computer Science via or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleIT-ret
Module codeDSNDATFK319
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design