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Computing and public policy in European and International perspective


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 LIACS website

Detailed table of contents can be found in blackboard.

Mode of instruction

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

Assessment method

Individual paper



Reading list

Routledge Handbook on Information Technology in Government
edited by Yu-Che Chen, Michael J. Ahn

Signing up for classes and exams

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

Contact information

Programme Co-ordinator: ms. Esme Caubo