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wir860 - Data Protection Law (Complete module description)
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Module label Data Protection Law
Module code wir860
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Law)
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Business Administration, Economics and Law (Master) > Schwerpunktmodule RdW - Recht
  • Master's Programme Business Administration, Economics and Law (Master) > Schwerpunktmodule UF - Recht
  • Master's Programme Business Administration, Economics and Law (Master) > Schwerpunkt "Recht der Wirtschaft" (RdW) (MPO2020)
  • Master's Programme Business Informatics (Master) > Module der Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften (Master)
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Nicht Informatik
Responsible persons
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Authorized examiners)
Louven, Sebastian (Module counselling)
Taeger, Jürgen (Module responsibility)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Upon completion of the module, students will be able to:
  • recognize simple data protection incidents.
  • apply existing protection mechanisms.
  • implement projects in accordance with the law.
  • discuss and defend their plans in front of others.
Module contents
The module gives an overview on data protection laws. Basic knowledge of data protection regulations (DSGVO; BDSG) and existing protection mechanisms is imparted. Within the framework of the seminar, the discussed topics will be deepened with the help of seminar papers and individual aspects will be discussed in more detail.
The event will highlight the new informational structures in modern society and their effects on data protection and data security. Questions concerning general personal rights, freedom of information, IT security and relevant criminal law regulations will be discussed on the basis of examples and legally provided protection mechanisms as well as the tasks of supervisory authorities will be discussed. In particular, the most important decisions on data protection will be covered in detail during the seminar.
At the seminar, students will have the opportunity to prepare in-depth seminar papers on the various topics, which will then be discussed with all participants.
Reader's advisory
Kühling/Klar/Sackmann, Datenschutzrecht, 2018.

Further literature references will be given in the lecture.
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level ---
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 28
2 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
typically 6 weeks after your presentation
Seminar paper and presentation or
Term paper or
Oral exam