The Jean Monnet Module on European Union Data Protection Law in Portugal (DataporEU)

The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679 of April 26th, 2016, “GDPR” or “Regulation”) is applicable from May 2018. Compliance with the new rules on personal data protection poses particular challenges to public and private sector institutions. It also raises several questions. How does data protection strengthen citizens’ rights? What specific answers does the Regulation provide for technological developments? Which benefits does the Regulation bring to the economy, to data subjects and to companies?

The Jean Monnet Module on European Union Data Protection Law in Portugal (DataporEU) aims at promoting a reflection on the importance of protecting personal data, as well as at fostering awareness on data protection: namely to inform citizens that, as owners of personal data, they need to know their rights and how to enforce them.

  • Module’s Deliverables and Goals
  1. Special Course within the Master in International and European Law of Nova School of Law, taught in English between September and December. Students that successfully finish the course will understand:
    • the scope of personal data as a fundamental right;
    • the general framework for the protection of personal data provided in the GDPR;
    • the context of personal data processing and the tension between the different interests at stake;
    • the implications of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning for data protection.
  2. Webinars
  3. Conferences – The annual Conferences of the DataporEU Jean Monnet Module will count with the presence of invited speakers from Nova School of Law, as well as from other Universities, and practitioners.
  4. Workshops/Roundtables – These events aim to discuss specific practical issues, legislation and/or court decisions related to data protection, as well as ongoing developments in EU and international studies on data protection, reinforced by the involvement, as speakers, of academics, policy-makers and top level professionals.
  5. Brief Courses on Protection of Personal Data
  6. Guest Professional Seminars – Students will have the opportunity to hear about DPOs’ and pratictioners’ first-hand experiences
  7. Yearbook for the Protection of Personal Data

All these initiatives make DataporEU a truly unique and innovative program.

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