Protection of personal data in the digital age

  • Course level: All Levels


This online course will help you understand the concepts of privacy and personal data protection in the digital economy, as well as the general principles and rules for the online processing of personal data, as a first step in approaching this matter which is fundamental for any organization, government, business or enterprise that operates in this digital world.

It is important to learn how, in the era of digital connections, agents that process personal data interact and how there are legal and public policy challenges related to the management of privacy and protection of personal data that arise for all those who use or provide technologies. and digital services.

We live in a world driven by data, where public and private organizations of all kinds of origin, size and nature, have large amounts of data that, processed with digital tools and services such as cloud computing or advanced data analytics tools Like those present in Artificial Intelligence, they have the potential to help economic and social growth, provide more and better public and private services, and create new market opportunities. Part of this information corresponds to personal data about clients, suppliers, citizens, patients, students, members of the community, and those interested in personal data in general. Every agent in our digital society and economy now processes this type of personal data.

This online course provides you with a framework for learning the fundamental topics related to privacy and personal data protection in the digital age, which will help you navigate the daily challenges of processing personal data in the digital age.

What Will I Learn?

  • Fundamental notions of privacy and data protection.
  • History, principles, positions and approaches to data protection and the interrelation between personal data protection and privacy.
  • Basic concepts and common elements of data protection laws applied to technology, responsibility of the different agents, territorial application and regulatory harmonization needs.
  • Protection of personal data in the digital ecosystem; challenges and tensions derived from the use of digital platforms, tools and services and how to face them