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wir806 - Information Technology Law (Complete module description)
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Module label Information Technology Law
Module abbreviation wir806
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Law)
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Business Informatics (Bachelor) > Wahlbereich Informatik, Kultur und Gesellschaft
  • Bachelor's Programme Computing Science (Bachelor) > Wahlbereich Informatik, Kultur und Gesellschaft
  • Master Applied Economics and Data Science (Master) > Specialization
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Computing Science (Master of Education) > Pflichtmodule
  • Master of Education Programme (Hauptschule and Realschule) Computing Science (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
  • Master of Education Programme (Vocational and Business Education) Computing Science (Master of Education) > Recht und Gesellschaft
  • Master's programme Business Administration: Management and Law (Master) > Basismodule
  • Master's programme Business Administration: Management and Law (Master) > Schwerpunktmodule RdW - Recht
  • Master's Programme Business Informatics (Master) > Module der Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften (Master)
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Module aus anderen Studiengängen
Responsible persons
  • Rott, Peter (module responsibility)
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Rott, Peter (Module counselling)
not applicable
Skills to be acquired in this module

The students are familiar with the effects of digitalisation with its chances and risks in European and German private law and, in particular, consumer law. They obtain knowledge of specific areas of digitalised private law and consumer law with particular relevance for their future professional practice, are able to solve consumer law cases in a goal-oriented way, are able to find approaches for legal problems as well as recognise liability risks and how to deal with them, and are, in contract negotiations, able to recognise the requirements for regulation and to evaluate its consequences

Module contents
This module conveys how new technologies impact on private law and, in particular, on consumer law. It focuses on the (modified) interpretation of existing laws but even more on the reactions of the EU and national legislators and of the judiciary to new technological developments. The module discusses, among others, distance selling law, digitalised sales law and product liability law, the law of digital content and digital services, unfair commercial practices on internet and the law of the platform economy. Finally, the module looks at enforcement.
Recommended reading
to be announced in the first lecture
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Teaching/Learning method Vorlesung und Seminar
Previous knowledge Grundkenntnisse im Zivilrecht sind hilfreich
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 28
Seminar 2 28
Total module attendance time 56 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
to be taken from the examination regulations