The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Institute of European Studies (IES) has recently added a Data Law specialization to its current LLM in International and European Law program. This development is in line with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU law on data protection and privacy, as well as the fake news regulation and the EU's involvement in cybersecurity. The new Data Law specialization is designed to address issues related to these regulations, which are becoming increasingly important.
The new option will be made available to LLM students of IES starting the 2018-2019 academic year. It will provide students interested in Data Law with the opportunity to specialize in this new and exciting field of law. It will be comprised of courses including EU Data Policies and European and International Data Protection Law. Students will also undertake a case study in the area of data protection and global privacy law. The LLM program will be taught by prominent experts in the field.
IES' LLM in International and European Law program consists of 60 ECTS. It is taught entirely in English at the VUB campus in Brussels. VUB is a renowned Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence due to its international character and outstanding quality of education. IES is a premier institute for European and international law. Its LLM program is considered top-tier and has been offered to students worldwide for over 45 years. Many graduates from the program now hold important positions in various global institutions, including the EU, UN, IMF, WTO, and leading international firms.
Besides the new Data Law specialism, EIS LLM student may also opt for the other concentrations offered at VUB IES: Public Law and Business Law.