ECON7045 Regulating Big Tech and Data Protection (3 units)
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In the digital economy ensuring big tech companies do not exploit their market power and that the data of individuals receive adequate protection are critical to the functions of markets. Another important international technological development is financial technologies. This course aims enable students to think strategically about business decisions by analyzing the legal, economics and business dimensions regarding competition, data protection and financial technology. Students also shall develop global perspectives about the laws regulating competition, data protection and financial technology by examining differences and similarities between Hong Kong and the European Union. For business the mitigation of risks from the penalties and liabilities from breaching data protection laws, competition laws and financial technology regulations could not be more important. This necessitate the establishment of an effective compliance system. Therefore students shall be taught how to establish a robust compliance management program to minimize companies’ legal risks.
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