Principles of Data Protection

Course code: 2IMS25

Academic Year: 2020/2021

Quartile 1

Time: Tuesday, hours 3 and 4 (from 10:45 till 12:30)
Time: Thursday, hours 5 and 6 (from 13:30 till 15:15)


Due to the current COVID situation, lectures will be given in the form of recordings. The complete set of lectures is available on

The slides are available at

Lecture hours will be used for Q&A sessions held on CANVAS Conference. Questions can also be asked using the discussion section in CANVAS.


Grades for the course are based on a final exam. The final exam is a 3 hours closed-book exam covering ALL topics presented during the course.

There is the possibility that the exam will be online. More information will be provided when available.

Final exam

Date: 30 October 2020 13:30-16:30
Place TBD

Date: 18 January 2021 18:00-21:00
Place: TBD

Course syllabus (numbers correspond to lectures):

  1. Introduction. (Nicola Zannone)
  2. Discretionary Access Control. (Nicola Zannone)
  3. Mandatory Access Control. (Nicola Zannone)
  4. Role-Based Access Control. (Nicola Zannone)
  5. Attribute-Based Access Control. (Nicola Zannone)
  6. Role-Based Trust Management I. (Sandro Etalle)
  7. Role-Based Trust Management II. (Sandro Etalle)
  8. Usage Control. (Nicola Zannone)
  9. Introduction to Privacy. (Nicola Zannone)
  10. Privacy-aware Access Control I. (Nicola Zannone)
  11. Privacy-aware Access Control II. (Nicola Zannone)
  12. eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) I. (Nicola Zannone)
  13. eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) II. (Nicola Zannone)
  14. Reduction of Access Control Decisions (Nicola Zannone)

Old exams:

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