LAW-30097 - Law and New Technologies
Coordinator: Maria Tzanou Tel: +44 1782 7 33093
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2022/23

This module explores the challenges that the technologies of the twenty-first century (such as the Internet, smart technologies, driverless cars, artificial intelligence and robotics) pose on the law and more particularly on fundamental rights. It identifies and critically analyses the key legal frameworks and jurisprudential responses to these new technologies and discusses their successes as well as their limitations.

Aims
This module aims to:
- provide a critical understanding of the ways new technologies permeate our everyday activities, our home, our vehicles and our public spaces.
- critically reflect on the legal and ethical challenges that the use of new technologies by individuals and States pose on fundamental rights, such as privacy, data protection, freedom of expression and human dignity.
- identify and critically analyse the key legal frameworks at the supranational and international levels that regulate new technologies and address the challenges posed by them.
- critically analyse major jurisprudential responses to new technologies.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-30097/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

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Study hours

Seminars 10 x 2 = 20 hours
Seminar Preparation Hours (research & reading) - 70 hours
Research for an assessed essay & possibility to submit an essay plan as formative assessment - 30 hours
Writing an assessed essay (summative assessment) - 30 hours

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
Essay with a word limit of 3,000 words (excluding footnotes)
A 3,000 word essay from a set of questions, with the option to choose an essay topic provided by the module leader. The essay topics will require students to critically analyse issues covered in the module.