Legal Aspects of Information Security
2012-2013 - IMT4591 - 5 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes


  • The candidate possesses advanced knowledge in legal aspects especially relevant for information security. This applies particularly to the legal regulation of matters of importance to safeguarding confidentiality, integrity, access and quality.


  • The candidate is capable of performing critical analysis of various literature sources regarding legal aspects of information security.
  • The candidate is capable of carrying out an independent limited research or development project in legal aspects of information security under supervision, following the applicable ethical rules.

General competence

  • The candidate is capable of analyzing relevant professional and research ethical problems in legal aspects of information security.
  • The candidate is capable of applying his/her knowledge about legal aspects of information security in new fields, in order to accomplish advanced tasks and projects.
  • The candidate can work independently and is familiar with legal terminology.


General requirement according to privacy and information security, especially e-government.

Teaching Methods

Group works

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course will be made accessible for both campus and remote students. Every student is free to choose the pedagogic arrangement form that is best fitted for her/his own requirement. The lectures in the course will be given on campus and are open for both categories of students. All the lectures will also be available on Internet through GUC’s learning management system (ClassFronter).

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Internal + external examiner

Re-sit examination

No re-sit examnination.

Teaching Materials

See information in Fronter.

Additional information

There are two differens student groups in the course.