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Cyber Law

The main aim of the course Cyber Law is, having the interaction between law and information technology as a point of departure, to highlight the questions that arise as a result of society’s increased utilization of information technology (IT) and artificial intelligence (AI).

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Cyber Law is given as an elective course within the framework of the exchange programmes at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. Swedish law students admitted by the department are also given access to the course.

Read more about exchange programmes at the Department of Law

During the course an analysis will be made concerning the regulation of digital systems and address the methodological questions that actualize with the development of these digital systems and their application. A special emphasis is placed on the development of technology within our society that challenges traditional forms of legal regulation and demands precise ethical considerations.

  • Course structure

    The learning objectives, activities, and examination criteria for the course are outlined in the syllabus. Therefore, the syllabus serves as the foundational document dictating the course's content and structure.

    Please note that in case something else is stated on this course page about the structure of the course than what is stated in the current syllabus, it is always what is stated in the syllabus that applies.

    Teaching format

    Instruction consists of lectures and seminars. The language of instruction is English.


    Examination is conducted by means of compulsory and active attendance at all seminars. In addition, the student shall author and defend an essay and act as opponent vis-à-vis another student’s essay.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course reports

  • More information

    Learning platform

    During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.

    The Department

    Read more about education at the Department of Law at Stockholm University on our homepage.

    Education - Department of Law 


    Video presentation

    Watch a video presentation of the course Cyber Law


  • Contact

    Course contact:  

    Teaching assistant: 
    Simon Tell

    Course manager: 
    Stanley Greenstein