E-Governance Legal Framework

Computer Science and ICT, Data, AI

About this course

Formation of the legal framework of e-governance, the most important concepts and principles, legislation related to e-governance both in Estonia and at the European Union level, connections of the legal framework of e-governance with other legal fields, ethical issues related to e-governance, case studies related to the legal framework of e-governance.

NB! This course will take place in autumn semester 2024/2025 which starts on 2nd of September and ends 26th of January (you can find that information under Start date section). The real course start and end dates will be announced at the beginning of September at the latest.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student:

  • understands the general legal framework of e-governance and the most important principles, both at the level of Estonia and the European Union;
  • finds legislation related to e-governance and knows how to use them;
  • knows and uses legal terminology related to the field of e-governance;
  • can analyse the existing legal environment and is able to give the first assessment regarding the need to change it in the context of introducing new e-government technologies;
  • is able to analyse e-governance related cases and propose solutions.


Final assessment can consist of one test/assignment or several smaller assignments completed during the whole course. After declaring a course the student can re-sit the exam/assessment once. Assessment can be graded or non-graded. For specific information about the assessment process please get in touch with the contact person of this course. For specific information about grade transfer please contact your home university


lectures, exercises

Additional information

  • Credits
    ECTS 6
  • Level
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    Silvia Lips
  • Mode of instruction
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  • Start date

    2 September 2024

    • Ends
      26 January 2025
    • Term *
      Fall semester 2024
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      14 May - 29 Jul 2024
    Only 8 days to enrol
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These offerings are valid for students of DTU (Denmark)