Checking date: 08/05/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Computer engineering legal and ethical issues
Study: Master in Computer Engineering (228)

Coordinating teacher: SERNA BILBAO, MARIA NIEVES DE LA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Public State Law

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
Specific powers of the matter: 1.- Ability to identify data protection regulations (national and European) and evaluate the application thereof and, in particular, adopt appropriate security measures. 2.- Ability to understand and apply ethical responsibility and professional deontology of the activity of the Computer Engineer profession. 3.- Know the regulations governing application in Computer Engineering.
Description of contents: programme
PROGRAM 1. Computers and Law. 2. Protection of Personal Data . 3. Services Information Society and Electronic Contracting . 4. Electronic Signature and Electronic Administration . 5. Intellectual Property. 6. Criminal and penal law in the Internet age . 7. Computer Professional Ethics : Codes of Conduct.
Learning activities and methodology
Master classes Oriented to the teaching of specific skills matter. They present the knowledge that students should acquire. To facilitate their development, students will receive lecture notes and key reference texts will allow them to complete and examine those issues which are most concerned. Likewise, students have access to legal texts regulatory requirements for the acquisition of basic legal knowledge and ethical codes studied. Sessions resolution of practical cases. o In these sessions the students, with help from teachers, solve practical problems and analyze the case related to the subject. In particular, sessions will be devoted to practical problems related to processing various legal issues such as protection of personal data, electronic contracting and civil and criminal liability in the field of Computer Engineering. Also, students face ethical dilemmas in the field of exercise of their profession. Specific activities will include the search for oral information and reporting. Directed academic activities. Using as a base or problems and cases decided at meetings of case studies, students will face more complex problems could be solved individually or in groups. . Personal work-study student. In addition to personal study by the student, may include preparation of papers and cases, additional readings and other activities. Seeks to facilitate the acquisition of the capacity for self organization and planning of individual work and learning process.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
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