MPP_CEIT Czech and European Law of Information Technologies

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. JUDr. David Sehnálek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. David Sehnálek, Ph.D.
Department of Law - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Lenka Hráčková
Supplier department: Department of Law - Faculty of Economics and Administration
It is advisable for students to have at least a basic knowledge of theory of law.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 1/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce students on other than law study fields how the IT affects the functioning of law and its application in every day practice. The subject os complex as it covers most of the areas where the influence of IT is significant. The subject shall also enhance the practical knowledge of students so they can successfully face problems in their future careers. Students will have an overview of the linkages among the national, EU and international regulation.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to identify the legal risks related to his/her activities on Internet. He will also be able to solve basic legal problems as well as prevent them.
  • 1. nature of the law, specifics of national law, European Union law, public international law. Systematics, sources of law, liability for individuals;
  • 2. operation of law in cyberspace. Law and territoriality, law enforcement, localization of conduct in cyberspace vs. state sovereignty. Ubiquity; regulation of IT technologies - non-standards and rules.
  • 3. information and data. Finding relevant information in legal information systems, the Czech Republic and EU. Working with the case law. Other sources of information about the law.
  • 4. public regulation of business in IT - domestic and cross-border, national and EU regulatory requirements and limits on information society services - vs. freedom of services and establishment in European Union law;
  • 5. telecommunications and their regulation in the Czech and EU law;
  • 6. electronic signatures and their regulation;
  • 7. criminal and administrative issues and sanctions, jurisdiction to punish, punishing of the cross-border actions within the EU and globally.
  • 8. protection of national security interests. Cyber ​​attacks. Censorship and the restriction of access to the Internet. Right to information.
  • 9. Intellectual Property Rights - authorship, computer programs, databases, license agreements;
  • 10. negotiations on the Internet, the document binding and verifiability negotiations; specifics of contracts by electronic means - consumer protection on the Internet;
  • 11. unfair competition in cyberspace and means of defense
  • 12. disputes with an international element - question authority and jurisdiction, the question of applicable law, the problem of enforcement
    required literature
  • POLČÁK, Radim, Jiří ČERMÁK, Zbyněk LOEBL, Tomáš GŘIVNA, Ján MATEJKA and Michal PETR. Cyber Law in the Czech Republic. 1. vyd. Alpen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International, 2012. 228 pp. Encyclopaedia of Laws/Cyberlaw. ISBN 978-90-411-4010-4. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion, seminar papers, homework
Assessment methods
- participation on lectures - oral exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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