Law of Information
and Communication Technologies

Programme description

Besides the general theoretical, methodological and language preparation of the student for independent scientific work, the study programme includes a specific methodological, theoretical and philosophical training to use the cybernetic methods in law, to work with law as with an information system and to accept information as a standard tangential object of legal relation. The theoretical and methodological preparation is followed by specifically focused positivistic courses covering the issues of Private and Public Law reflections on the development and use of information and communication technologies in various types of societal applications (public administration, judiciary, commercial transaction etc.). A special attention is paid to the protection of distributed information rights (right to privacy, right to the protection of personal data, right to information etc.), as well as to specific features of functioning of network information environment and global information society. The dominant methodology, the study and development of which we pay a special attention to, is the methodology of legal pragmatism that enables, under maintaining the basic positivistic paradigms, to take into consideration important non-legal factors, such as the properties of technologies used, social situations, economic parameters etc.

A successful graduate is able to

  • independently analyse and solve complicated interpretation questions (hard cases) of ICT law;
  • understand and further develop the basic concepts of ICT law (privacy, ISP liability, cybersecurity, network neutrality);
  • work independently in international scientific teams and project consortia in the discipline of ICT law;
  • lead a small research team independently and to solve original assignments of primary, experimental and applied issues in the discipline of ICT law;
  • solve independently assignments of applied contractual research in the discipline of ICT law, including the eGoverment, eJustice and information security.

Occupational profiles of graduates

The graduates are equipped with the competences for further academic career in the discipline of ICT law and related legal disciplines. The ability to participate in team research and pedagogical projects also enables them to work at Universities and scientific research institutions abroad. Thanks to the acquired competences, the graduates interested in the work in public and private sectors have a possibility to succeed in positions where independent solutions of complex legal situations and complicated legal problems are required.

Provided byFaculty of Law
Type of studies Doctoral
Modefull-time, combined
Length of studies4 years
Language of instructionCzech
Guaranteedoc. JUDr. Radim Polčák, Ph.D.

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