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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 in the rapidly innovating digital society: The AI legal framework, 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 a comparative 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

You will find the timetables for all courses and degree programmes of Leiden University in the tool MyTimetable (login). Any teaching activities that you have sucessfully registered for in MyStudyMap will automatically be displayed in MyTimeTable. Any timetables that you add manually, will be saved and automatically displayed the next time you sign in.

MyTimetable allows you to integrate your timetable with your calendar apps such as Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple Calendar and other calendar apps on your smartphone. Any timetable changes will be automatically synced with your calendar. If you wish, you can also receive an email notification of the change. You can turn notifications on in ‘Settings’ (after login).

For more information, watch the video or go the the 'help-page' in MyTimetable. Please note: Joint Degree students Leiden/Delft have to merge their two different timetables into one. This video explains how to do this.

Mode of instruction

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

Assessment method

Assignments (50%)
Individual paper (50%)

Reading list

provided by the teacher


From the academic year 2022-2023 on every student has to register for courses with the new enrollment tool MyStudyMap. There are two registration periods per year: registration for the fall semester opens in July and registration for the spring semester opens in December. Please see this page for more information.

Please note that it is compulsory to both preregister and confirm your participation for every exam and retake. Not being registered for a course means that you are not allowed to participate in the final exam of the course. Confirming your exam participation is possible until ten days before the exam.

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Programme Co-ordinator: ms. Esme Caubo


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