1645 Law and New Technologies

1645 Law and New Technologies

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3th year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 30
  • Other forms of study: 90
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Tina Sever, PhD


1. Objectives and competences


  • know and understand ethical, social and legal challenges of new technologies
  • understand purpose of regulation of new technologies
  • have knowledge to prepare legal solutions for selected new technologies
  • know specific terminology for selected fields
  • identify (future) challenges of new technologies and find solutions


  • critically evaluate problems in the field of new technologies
  • analyse legal dilemmas and formulate solutions
  • ability to express themselves in the technical language
  • respect of ethical principles

2. Content

  • Ethical. philosophical and social issues of technological inventions
  • Protection of Human Rights
  • Regulation of new technologies on national and supranational level
  • New technologies and cross-border impact
  • Law, robotics and artificial intelligence
  • Law and internet
  • New technologies and personal data protection
  • New technologies and protection of intellectual property
  • New technologies and accountability
  • New technologies and labour law
  • New technologies and war law
  • New technologies in Slovene (legal) environment

3. Readings

  • Broedres, D. et al. (2017). Big Data and security policies: Towards a framework for regulating the phases of analytics and use of Big Data. Computer Law and Security Review, to be published, 15 str.
  • Calo, R., Froomkin A. M., Kerr, I. (2016). Robot Law. Cheltenham, Northampton: Elgar, 100 str.
  • Hildebrandt, M. (ured.), De Vries, K. (ured.) (2015). Privacy, Due Process and the Computational Turn: The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology. Routledge, 50 str.
  • Jasanoff, S. (2016). The Etchics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future. London, New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 50 str.
  • Kerikmäe, T., Rull, A. (2016). The Future of Law and eTechnologies. Springer International Publishing, 25 str.
  • Leenes, R. et al. (2017). Regulatory challenges of robotics: some guidelines for addressing legal and ethical issues. Law, innovation and technology, 9(1) 1-44, 20 str.
  • Nasu, H. (ured.), McLaughlin, R. (ured.) (2014). New Technologies and the Law of Armed Conflict. T.M.C. Asser Press, 20 str.
  • Yanisky-Ravid, S., Velez-Hernandez, L. A. (2017). Copyright ability of artworks produced by creative robots and the concept of originality: the formality - objective model. (Pridobljeno 15. 5. 2017 s https://ssrn.com/abstract=2943778), 20 str.

4. Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

  • student understands definitions, theory and regulation of new technologies
  • student is able to critically evaluate social, ethical and legal dilemmas of new technologies
  • student is able to solve legal issues in the field of new technologies
  • student is able to prepare drafts of legal acts
  • student is able to examine regulation of selected fields, identify problems and outline solutions

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • e-learning
  • case study
  • problem based learning
  • research work

6. Assessment

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):

  • written aor oral exam (60%)
  • assignments and active participation in lectures (10%)
  • case study (10%)
  • problem based learning (10%)
  • research work (10%)