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37010-E Digital Economy and Society, 6 cr 
Code 37010-E  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Digital Economy and Society  Abbreviation DigiE,Hki&Vaasa 
Credits6 cr  Date of expiry 10 years
TypeIntermediate studies Subject370 Commercial Law 
KindCourse  Hours  
Study right   GradingStandard Scale 
Recommended time 
Organisation Commercial Law, Vaasa 

Mäntysaari, Petri 

Course Description 

We live in a digital world. Commercial law plays a key role in the development of digital economy. On this course, we explore some of the key aspects of digital economy through the lens of commercial law. We will also study its wider impact on society. Since the context is digital, this course has no lectures in class and the exam is an e-exam in an examination studio. 

This course can be taken by students both from Helsinki and Vaasa.

The course can be taken as part of the study module in Corporate Responsibility.

Learning Goal 

You have knowledge of the main legal aspects of digital platforms, electronic commerce, the internet of things (such as technical platforms, artificial intelligence and robots), the use of blockchain, and digital data issues (such as cybersecurity, integrity and data protection). You are aware of the societal impact of digital economy and the role of governance in digital society and economy.

After completing the course, you will be able to 
  • describe the main commercial law aspects of digital economy relating to electronic commerce, digital platforms, and data;
  • describe the objectives of regulators and firms in this context;
  • apply legal tools and practices in digital economy.
Course Category 

Online course.

International Learning Experience 

While digital markets are global, on this course you will focus on commercial law in Europe.

Total Student Workload 

160 hours divided into
scheduled (contact) hours: 0 h
non-scheduled work: 160 h


Lecture notes and links to readings in Moodle (obligatory).

Literature and Course Material 

A reading list with required readings will be provided in each Moodle lecture during the course. There will be links to readings in Moodle.


An e-exam (100 %).

Recommended Time of Performance 

Second or third year of bachelor studies.

Non-degree studies (Open University, JOO and Contract Studies) 

Quota for the Open university: 3
Quota for JOO-students: 3


Courses now and in the future (registration requires login and a valid study right)
Function Name Type cr Course coordinator Time table
Registration ended Digital Economy and Society, Hki & Vaasa  Course  Mäntysaari, Petri 
25.10.21 -10.12.21 -
  Digital Economy and Society, Hki & Vaasa  Course  Mäntysaari, Petri 
17.01.22 -04.03.22 -

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