280.864 Territorial law - Digitization, law and spatial planning
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form

Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to  recognize and fundamentally solve the civil law issues of data access and data ownership. The students also learn which data protection issues are important in this context and how these are to be assessed legally.

Subject of course

Digitization has an impact on space! This is particularly evident in the areas of traffic / mobility, energy and spatial development. Data play a central role in this, because they are the basis for digital spatial planning concepts, such as applications that are intended to improve the flow of traffic. This data is often held by private companies. However, they are needed by the (public) institutions responsible for the planning. The following questions are therefore legally interesting: Who does the data belong to? Is there a right to data access? Are data relating to specific persons protected? These questions and more will be worked out in the seminar on the basis of civil law and data protection law.

Teaching methods

Independent processing of the questions, presentations and group work. Joint discussion of questions and cases in online live sessions.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Fri10:00 - 12:0015.10.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95192771808 (LIVE)LVA-Einheit
Tue10:00 - 15:0009.11.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95192771808 (LIVE)LVA-Einheit
Tue10:00 - 15:0016.11.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95192771808 (LIVE)LVA-Einheit
Tue10:00 - 15:0011.01.2022 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95192771808 (LIVE)Online-Session
Tue10:00 - 15:0018.01.2022 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95192771808 (LIVE)LVA-Einheit
Tue10:00 - 12:0025.01.2022 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94690435840 (LIVE)LVA-Einheit
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Term papers and lectures: Creation and presentation of a lecture on the civil and data protection law basics of data access and protection and written processing and resolution of specific practical cases on data access and protection as well as its presentation. Participation in the discussion groups.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.08.2021 00:00 08.10.2021 23:59 11.10.2021 12:00


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge



  • Attendance Required!