Syllabus for Security and Privacy

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  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 1DT098
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science A1F, Data Science A1F, Technology A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2021-03-04
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits including Statistical Machine Learning a second course in programming. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • assess a data science scenario with respect to legal and ethical issues.
  • analyse security and privacy considerations in data management life-cycle.
  • explain algorithmic, technical and physical measures for secure and privacy-preserving data management.
  • relate relevant machine learning aspects to the assessment, analysis and explanations of security and privacy issues and solutions in machine learning algorithms.


This course introduces the data management life-cycle and its security and privacy challenges. The successful and reliable use of data science tools presents a range of security and privacy issues. Concepts include anonymity, privacy-preserving data processing, secure storage and data access as well as machine learning.


Lectures, seminars, labs, assignments.


The course is examined by oral and written examination (4 credits) spread out through the course and a written examination (3.5 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Pfleeger, Charles P.; Pfleeger, Shari Lawrence.; Margulies, Jonathan. Security in computing

    Fifth edition.: Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, [2015]

    Find in the library


Last modified: 2022-04-26