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xxx5 Data protection and Ethics



Upon completion of the course, the student can: 

  • identify the risk of collecting and using data, 
  • identify and define special categories of personal data (formerly known as “sensitive data”), 
  • relate issues on using data to the relevant regulations that are in force and 
  • understand how to secure data in relation to regulations and ethical considerations. 


Upon completion of the course, the student can: 

  • employ data in analysis within the current regulations and ethical standards, 
  • differentiate between different types of data, 
  • design analysis using data such that it is in line with desired ethical standards and within regulations and 
  • assess the risk of using data. 


General competence 

Upon completion of the course, the student can: 

  • question the use of data and methods in various businesses and organizations, 
  • compose suggestions for securing data in their collection, analysis and presentation, 
  • propose changes in businesses and organizations to improve data security 
  • manage data within relevant regulations and desired ethical standards.


This course provides students with a solid foundation within data protection and ethics. The following topics are covered. 

  • Classifications of data 
  • The relevant regulations 
  • Ethical considerations when applying data 
  • Combining data and the effect on classification, application and security 
  • Data security

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

The following teaching methods are used. 

  • Lectures 
  • Problem solving 
  • Tutorial videos 
  • Case studies

Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges

  • Students must pass three out of four mandatory course requirements to be allowed to take the exam. 
  • 50% attendance in classes is required. 


  • 4-hour individual exam under attendance.

Tillatte hjelpemidler til eksamen

  • None.