Checking date: 21/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

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
ALL TEACHING IS TAUGHT IN THE SYNCHRONOUS AND INTERACTIVE ONLINE MODE THROUGH BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE FORMATION ACTIVITIES Master classes in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the bibliography is provided to complement the learning of the students Practical classes: -Critical reading of texts recommended by the teacher of the subject: newspaper articles, reports, manuals and / or academic articles, either for later discussion in class, or to expand and consolidate the knowledge of the subject. -Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc. raised by the teacher individually or in groups -Exhibition and discussion in class, under the teacher's moderation of topics related to the content of the subject, as well as practical cases -Preparation of works and reports individually or in groups TEACHING METHODOLOGIES -Exhibitions in the teacher's class with computer and audiovisual media support. Carrying out practical cases individually or in groups Due to the pandemic situation, Covid 19-, classes will be taught online through the tools and platforms provided by the University for the transition to online training through Blackboard Collaborate. Also, Aula Global (Moodle) will be used. In accordance with the above, the methodology used determines the substitution of face-to-face classes for virtual classes through Blackboard Collaborate. These virtual classes will be held according to the schedule approved for the subject by the Master's Office. To facilitate the monitoring of the classes, the materials for each lesson will be uploaded in the global classroom, as well as the practical exercises and assignments. TUTORIAL REGIME Tutorials will be provided by email or through the bb collaborate platform, at the times established in AULA GLOBAL either individually or in groups.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.

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