PRIVACY AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS:
Privacy and Electronic Communications
Privacy and Electronic Communications
Study: Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
Code: 117234
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Dražen Dragičević
doc. dr. sc. Nina Gumzej
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Marko Jurić - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Tihomir Katulić - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Hrvoje Lisičar - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 27. 01. 2020.
  • 10. 02. 2020.
  • 20. 04. 2020.
  • 01. 06. 2020.
  • 15. 06. 2020.
  • 29. 06. 2020.
  • 31. 08. 2020.
  • 14. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Privacy and Electronic Communications Civil Law - 9. semester
Commercial Law - 9. semester
Constitutional-Administrative - 9. semester
Criminal Law - 9. semester
International Law - 9. semester
The European Union Law - 9. semester
4.0 117234
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Dražen Dragičević

Sabbatical

Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, room 52
doc. dr. sc. Nina Gumzej

Fridays at 8 am

Ćirilometodska 4, room 55/II
Lecturer Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Marko Jurić (Lectures)

Tuesdays, 9-10am, Dean's Office (TRH 14, first floor)

Ćirilometodska 4, room 55
doc. dr. sc. Tihomir Katulić (Lectures) Gundulićeva 10, room br. 7
doc. dr. sc. Hrvoje Lisičar (Lectures) Gundulićeva 10, room Gundulićeva 10, soba Gundulićeva 10, soba 7
Literature
Nina Gumzej, Dražen Dragičević; "Convergence in communications and E-Privacy regulatory challenges, with a local perspective", in: "Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Telecommunications, 13-15.7.2015., Graz"; Graz University of Technology / IEEE (2015), str. 1-8
Nina Gumzej; "Evolving challenges and legal safeguards in processing user data in electronic communications", in: "Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Telecommunications, 26.-28.6.2013, Zagreb"; FER - University of Zagreb / IEEE (2013), str. 271-282
European Commission; Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications); European Commission (2017)
Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications);
Vagelis Papakonstantinou, Paul de Hert; "The Amended EU Law on ePrivacy and Electronic Communications after its 2011 Implentation; New Rules on Data Protection, Spam, Data Breaches and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights", in: "The John Marshall Journal of Information Technology + Privacy Law" (vol. 29, br. 1); John Marshall Law School (2011), str. 29-74
Alfred Bullesbach, Yves Poullet, Corien Prins and Serge Gijbrath (Eds.); "Concise European IT Law"; Kluwer Law International (2010), str. 2-242
Serge Gutwirth, Ronald Leenes, Paul de Hert; Reforming European Data Protection Law; Springer (2014), str. 3-406
Serge Gutwirth, Ronald Leenes, Paul de Hert, Yves Poullet; European Data Protection: Coming of Age; Springer Science + Business Media (2012), str. 3-430
Time.lex and Spark; ePrivacy Directive: assessment of transposition, effectiveness and compatibility with proposed Data Protection Regulation - FINAL REPORT; Luxembourg, Publications Office of the European Union (2015), str. 1-122
Irene Kamara, Eleni Kosta; Do Not Track initiatives: regaining the lost user control; International Data Privacy Law, vol. 6., issue 4 (2016), str. 276-290
Frederik ZUIDERVEEN BORGESIUS et al.; An assessment of the Commission s Proposal on Privacy and Electronic Communications - Study; European Union (2017)
REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation);
Description
Introduction to course
Advanced technologies and contemporary challenges to privacy and data protection, dynamics and regulatory logic
Historical overview of evolving regulation in the study area at international law level, international sources of law and case law of the European Court of Human Rights
Evolving regulation in the study area at the level of European Union law: legal sources, interpretation and institutional framework
Introduction to relevant legal sources, institutional framework, regulatory and court practice in Croatia
Personal data protection - a general overview: analysis of selected EU and Croatian law sources and practice
Data and privacy protection in electronic communications: analysis of selected EU and Croatian law sources (part 1)
Data and privacy protection in electronic communications: analysis of selected EU and Croatian law sources (part 2)
Case-studies (part 1)
Case-studies (part 2)
Privacy and data protection on the Internet: analysis of selected EU and Croatian law sources and practice
Case-studies (part 1)
Case-studies (part 2)
Overview and analysis of current legal-regulatory developments in the study area
Putting it all into perspective: course wrap-up lecture
Exam dates
27. 01. 2020.
10. 02. 2020.
20. 04. 2020.
01. 06. 2020.
15. 06. 2020.
29. 06. 2020.
31. 08. 2020.
14. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

Knowledge and understanding

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- explain modern challenges for protection of the right to privacy and protection of personal data in electronic communication and in modern digital networks in general

- explain the logic and dynamics of the development of regulation in this area on domestic, EU and international level

- define relevant sources of law for different problem situations that occur on the domestic, EU and international level which influence the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data in electronic communications and modern digital networks in general

- discuss legal-regulatory solutions on the national, EU and international level which ensure a more efficient protection of the right to privacy and protection of personal data in electronic communication and in modern digital networks in general

 

Application

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- apply relevant sources of law to different issues regarding the right toprivacy and the right to protection of personal data in modern digital environment

- use acquired knowledge for the purpose of anticipating new challenges and future trends of regulation of the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data in electronic communication and in digital environment in general on the domestic, EU and international level

- conduct a research about challenges and efficiency of domestic, EU and international regulatory framework of protection of the right to privacy and protection of personal data in modern digital environment

- manage organisational procedures and projects on the domestic, EU and international level for the purpose of ensuring a harmonisation of actions of organisations with the requirements of relevant legal-regulatory framework in the area of regulation of the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data in electronic communication and in digital environment

 

Analysis

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- analyse the influence of advanced technologies and other modern challenges on the regulation of the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data in modern digital environment

- categorise sources of law analysed within the course

- resolve issues that require determination and application of relevant rules in the area analysed within the course

- examine adequacy of the valid regulatory framework considering numerous technological, social and economic challenges in the area it regulates

 

Synthesis

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- prepare legal opinions related to various issues that influence the regulation of the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data in electronic communication and in modern digital environment in general

- plan procedures in order to ensure harmonisation between actions of organisations and requirements of the relevant legal-regulatory framework within the area of regulation of the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data in electronic communication and in modern digital environment in general

- propose regulatory solutions in order to achieve a more efficient regulation of the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data in electronic communication and in modern digital environment in general

 

Evaluation

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- compare domestic, EU and international regulatory solutions of protecting the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data in electronic communication and in modern digital environment in general

- compare advantages and disadvantages of solutions in current domestic, EU and international regulatory framework in order to efficiently resolve numerous issues analysed within the course

- recommend the best practice for the purpose of ensuring harmonisation of the actions of organisations on the domestic, EU and international level with the requirements of relevant legal-regulatory framework in the area of regulation of the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data in electronic communication and in digital environment

- assess the adequacy of current legal-regulatory framework of protection of the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data in electronic communication and in modern digital environment in general considering modern challenges on the domestic, EU and international level

- recommend the necessary changes of current legal-regulatory framework in the area of regulation of the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data in electronic communication and in modern digital environment considering numerous technological, social and economic challenges in the area it regulates on the domestic, EU and international level.

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

- publicly present acquired learning outcomes in the form intended for the audience on the dometic and international level

- express clear, well argumented and structured conclusions and attitudes connected with acquired learning outcomes in the forms intended for the audience on domestic and international level

- manage time in demanding and speedily developing conditions

- manage complex communication in tams and in various procedures of cooperation withother on domestic, EU and international level

- manage projects on domestic, EU and international level

- manage teams on domestic, EU and international level

- adjust organisational and management procedures with new and speedily developing circumstances on domestic, EU an dinternational level

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Forms of testing knowledge

- Problem tasks and situations (Level 3)

- Participation in grooup discussion (Level 4)

- Seminar paper based on research (Level 5)

 

1. Problem tasks and situations

Solving problem tasks and situations is graded on the scale from 1 to 5 and represents 25% of the final course grade.

 

2. Participation in group discussion

Participation in group discussion is graded on the scale from 1 to 5 and represents 25% of the final course grade.

 

3. Writing and presenting a seminar paper based on research

Writing and presenting a seminar paper is graded on the scale from 1 to 5 and represents 50% of the final course grade.