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Regulatory Governance and Data Science


Admission requirements



Introduction in the International and European specifics of public policies that impact on computing and the digital society: Data Protection regimes, Net Neutrality; Security and Surveillance policies, Public Policy and Corporate Involvement; Data and Science Policy; Connectivity as a Public Good. Policy regimes will be compared in order to understand their influence.

Course objectives

  • To provide tools to understand public policy on digital topics in acomparative perspective

  • To scope out key areas of international public policies and how these impact on the digital society and their consequences

  • To use analytical concepts and gain hands on skills in applying these to compare agenda-setting processes


The schedule can be found on the Leiden University student website

Check MyTimetable (manual) and use your ULCN account to login.

Detailed table of contents can be found in Brightspace.

Mode of instruction

Individual research and group work methods as well as instruction on general concepts.

Assessment method

Exam (50%)
Individual paper (50%)

The teacher will inform the students how the inspection of and follow-up discussion of the exams will take place.


To be announced

Reading list

provided by the teacher

Signing up for classes and exams

You have to sign up for classes and examinations (including resits) in uSis. Check this link for more information and activity codes.

There is only limited capacity for external students. Please contact the programme Co-ordinator

Contact information

Programme Co-ordinator: ms. Esme Caubo


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