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TLS_0077 Informational Privacy and Surveillance Technologies in the Sharing Economy 3 op
Organised by
Turku Law School
Person in charge
Maria Macocinschi and Gail Maunula
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2017–2018 X
Preceding studies
Recommended: Digital rights and internet governance course

Learning outcomes

1. Students will have the opportunity to reassess and apply their previous theoretical knowledge of privacy and data protection to concrete, real cases.
2. After completing the course, the students will be able to identify and implement the data quality principles to real-life challenges (situations and technologies).
3. Students will also get familiar with identifying and defining the rights and obligations of the various stakeholders (data controllers, data processors, data subjects, and other parties involved in the cases studies).
4. Students will gain new knowledge regarding new technologies and emerging actors in the personal data ecosystems (PIMS, TETs, PETs).
5. Students will acquire individual and team research skills on privacy, data protection and sharing economy topics.
6. Students will be able to identify and analyze the new types and the challenges for changing relationships in the sharing economy.
7. The merits and shortcoming of the interaction between law and sharing economy


- Privacy and data protection laws are designed for the protection of individuals– but further overreach would often imply an inevitable stagnation for technological and economic innovations. Regulators do not only face problems in balancing conflicting interests of the parties involved (public and private institutions, and consumers) but, also in translating the more traditional human values in constantly changing digital environments.
Surveillance is a great example of clashing interests and values: while surveillance mechanisms are employed for the protection of the citizens for security or economic efficiency reasons, the same technologies might undermine the same values sought to be protected – physical and information privacy.
So how do we balance the necessary values and rights for a democratic functioning of society? How much privacy is needed? And more important, how much personal privacy is possible?
The aim of the course is to provide students with real-life cases that involve the use of surveillance technologies through business models taking shape under what has become known as the sharing (or collaborative) economy. The sharing economy, with its unique triangular relationship between the platform, service provider and consumer provides an excellent multidisciplinary inquiry into privacy and data protection issues. The students, working in teams, will identify and solve the privacy and data protection challenges raised by video-surveillance, mobile apps or marketing technologies.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 6 h 0 h
Group work 12 h 0 h
Seminar 12 h 0 h

-2 introductory lectures (3h each)
-The students must attend one workshop (3 h).
- seminars for the presentation of the final group research projects and cases discussions (3h each)

Teaching language


Modes of study

* Team projects papers [English]
* Active Participation in seminars [English]
* Oral presentations in seminars [English]

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
a. Class Participation/Attendance: 15% Students are given the opportunity during lectures, seminars and workshops to demonstrate that they have read the assigned materials by offering contributions to the discussion that show their critical thinking abilities. Additionally, actively following and providing feedback and asking questions following fellow students’ presentations fulfills the participation requirement in the course. The ability to actively participate depends upon attendance. The course requires 80% attendance in seminars and workshops, and mandatory attendance to lectures. b. Group Projects: Total 85%

Study materials

-Materials are being provided on the Moodle page, before each lecture ( In total c. 400 pages).


Further information

TIME: IV period Registration in nettiopsu.

SELECTION CRITERIA: The students are selected in order of enrollment using the correct selection quota. Participation is limited to 16 law students, 4 IT students and 2 social science students. Law students are selected using the following criteria: 1/3 of the places is reserved for the degree students of the Faculty of Law. For the remaining places, the following criteria will be used to select the participants:

1. exchange students of the TLS cooperative institutions
2. degree students of the TLS cooperative institutions
3. other law students

Belongs to following study modules

Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Optional courses (MDP in Law and Information Society)
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Oikeustieteellinen tiedekunta
Oikeusnotaarin tutkinto
Oikeustieteen maisterin tutkinto
MDP in Law and Information Society
Oikeustieteen tohtorin tutkinto
Oikeustieteen opinnot
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