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1. Research and describe contemporary digital policy issues
2. Demonstrate familiarity with national, European, and international regulatory bodies, frameworks, and social and cultural contexts
3. Understand and explain how and why the following issues matter in digital policy arenas: social, economic and cultural rights; privacy, association, and expression rights; and data protection rights
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the technical, human, and organisational resource dimensions of policy design
Specific module topics will be presented in order to critically theorise policy development questions. Topics may include information ownership and intellectual property, access and control, surveillance, cybersecurity, governing online contents, automation processes and artificial intelligence, and fundamental rights.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Project: Case study of key digital policy and organisation||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Project: Oireachtas submission on a key digital policy concern with 5 minute slide presentation||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Project: Policy review brief on an existing digital policy issue||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback on each case study and the policy briefing will be delivered through the Brightspace VLE after the project is submitted.