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IViR Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy

July 6, 2015 - July 10, 2015


The University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (IViR) announces the 3rd IVIR Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy. The course will focus on privacy law and policy related to the Internet, electronic communications and online and social media.  It will explore the broader trends and recent developments in this rapidly changing field and explain how businesses, governments and other stakeholders can achieve their goals within it. The course will feature a distinguished faculty of European and US academics, regulators and practitioners who will investigate the EU and US legal frameworks and how they operate together. Participants will acquire the essential knowledge necessary to navigate privacy law and policy for online services that operate in the EU and the US. The seminar format promotes interaction among participants and faculty, and incorporates a range of practical exercises to apply the knowledge.
Enrolment is limited to 25 participants.

Goals of the course:
At the conclusion of the course, participants will:
(1) Understand the latest developments in EU and US privacy law related to the Internet, electronic communications and online and social media;
(2) Have insight into how privacy law and policy will develop in response to economic trends and technological innovation;
(3) Be introduced to the most current and relevant European and American legislative, judicial and regulatory documents which are made available as course materials.

Intended audience:
The course is aimed at lawyers, government officials, NGO staff, academics, PhD students and others who work in the areas of privacy and data protection law. The course is taught at the post-graduate level. Participants should have some prior knowledge of the field.

Timing and Location:
The course will extend over a five-day period from July 6 to 10, 2015 and is held in a historic building on one of Amsterdam‘s most beautiful canals, De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102.


July 6, 2015
July 10, 2015
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Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam
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Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam
Korte Spinhuissteeg 3,
Amsterdam, 1012 CG Netherlands
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