Project Description

FinTech, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and the Law

This module takes place online.

Module content

  • Get an introduction into blockchain technology and data protection law
  • Study AI credit scoring and anti-discrimination law, copyright regulation of sharing platforms and regulatory framework for virtual currencies
  • Learn about fintech, government, and society
  • Discuss AI and the end(s) of criminal justice
  • Programme – The course is taught in English (4 ECTS)
  • Requirements – At least one year of studies in the field of Law
  • Programme fee – EUR 500.00
  • Deadline for applications – n/a

    If you are a student from the University of Massachusetts system, the University of Wisconsin system, and participating universities in Queensland you will participate as exchange students and will not pay fees directly to Frankfurt Digital Summer School. Please contact your study abroad advisor for more information on how and when to apply.

Course description

Digital technology has developed rapidly in recent years and is currently revolutionising the financial sector. The development and use of technical innovations poses new challenges to the various fields of law and raises specific legal issues. This class aims at introducing the students to a number of legal questions around FinTech, „big data“ and artificial intelligence. We combine some technical background with the most salient legal issues. Among these we count Data Protection, Copyright Law, Criminal Law, Anti-Discrimination, Banking Regulation and the Impact on Government and Society. The class will comprise lectures, group works and exercises.

Course topics

  • Introduction into Blockchain Technology
  • AI Credit Scoring and Anti-Discrimination law
  • Copyright Regulation of Sharing Platforms
  • Regulatory Framework for Virtual Currencies
  • Fintech as a Challenge for Legal Theory
  • Introduction to Data Protection Law
  • AI and the end(s) of Criminal Justice

The course comprises 28 contact hours (8*3.5 hours). Upon successful completion, 4 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points will be awarded for the module. A single ECTS point is defined as the equivalent of 25 to 30 hours of student workload. This includes class hours, additional preparations for class activities, readings, assignments as well as final assessments.

Attendance: Participants have to attend at least 80 % of the classes.

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