Masters in Data Protection and Privacy Law Features in IAPP Guide to Worldwide Data Protection Courses

12 November 2021

The novel DCU Masters in Data Protection and Privacy Law was listed in the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) guide published this week.  The guide to data protection courses worldwide highlights key universities with privacy as a core part of their curriculum.  The listing highlights the unique degree offering which brings together Law and Computing graduates to understand the legal challenges and technical solutions for safely handling data in the modern era.  In formulating the course, DCU leveraged its world leading data governance research within the Science Foundation Ireland ADAPT Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology where staff study data management, data ethics and AI.

The prestigious masters programme is an interdisciplinary degree run jointly by the School of Law and Government and the School of Computing within DCU. The aim of the programme is to combine the University’s expertise in law and computing to provide students with advanced expertise in the technological and legal aspects of data protection and privacy law.

The IAPP’s Westin Research Centre is cataloguing these programs with the aim of promoting, catalysing and supporting academia’s growing efforts to build an on-ramp to the privacy profession.

Read the full IAPP guide here.