The first concepts of distance learning date back to the 18th century. With the development of information and communication technology, the possibilities of this way of teaching and learning have become more accessible and increasingly popular, especially in the context of non-formal education and at the level of tertiary education. Due to the current epidemiological situation related to the spread of COVID-19, the education system has largely moved online and is at least partly on distance. The changed way of teaching and learning and the use of online tools bring a number of challenges, including legal ones.
In this article, we first focus on the legal basis of distance learning during the epidemic and later on one of the area that has been particularly highlighted at this way of teaching, the protection of privacy and personal data. Based on the analysis of normative frameworks and examples from practice, we identify gaps in the regulation of exposed legal aspects of distance learning and during the discussion, we open up possibilities that can lead to new theoretical and practical solutions.
distance learning, privacy protection, copyright, legal frameworks for distance learning.
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