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MSc Course on Internet Technologies and Regulation: Regulability and Internet Exceptionalism (3)

With Professor Joss Wright
30 Oct 2013
With Professor Joss Wright

This multi-disciplinary course will expose students to basic communications and computer science materials on the core technological principles of the Internet, as well as more traditional social science materials such as public policy documents and reports as well as academic texts. In order to reinforce students’ appreciation of the importance of adopting a technologically-informed approach to studying the Internet, the course will cover several key policy debates such as content regulation, privacy and security and Internet governance, in each case identifying the extent to which the range of policy options is narrowed or expanded by fast-moving technological innovation, and shifts in public policy and regulation. This will, in addition, enable students to appreciate the broader implications and relevance of academic study in this field.