Juhana Riekkinen

Juhana Riekkinen

LL.D. trained on the bench


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Teaching interests

As University Lecturer in Legal Informatics, I am responsible for teaching in the subject of legal informatics at the Faculty of Law. Additionally, I have experience in teaching procedural law.

LL.B. courses (academic year 2021–2022)

  • ONPOOL5 Administrative Law and Legal Informatics (co-teacher responsible for legal informatics)
  • ONVAL0008 Information Law and Information Technology Law
  • ONVAL0009 Communication Law
  • ONVAL0010 Privacy, Data Protection and Data Security
  • ONVAL0011 Developing E-Services and E-Government
  • ONVAL0012 Police, Information and Information Systems
  • ONEVAL0012 Introduction to Legal Informatics (English; course coordinator and co-teacher)
  • ONEVAL0013 Information Law and Information Technology Law (English)
  • ONEVAL0015 Privacy, Data Protection and Data Security (English; course coordinator)
  • ONPOOL15C Bachelor's Seminar in Legal Informatics

LL.M. courses (academic year 2021–2022)

  • OTM0007 Current Issues in Communication and Information Law
  • OTMVAL0046 Law of Evidence
  • OTMVAL0056 Blockchains and Blockchain Applications from a Legal Perspective (co-teacher)
  • OTMEVAL0050 Advanced Course on Privacy and Data Protection (English; co-teacher)
  • OTM0013M Master's Seminar in Legal Informatics

Note that all course names in Finnish have been translated to English. If not stated otherwise, the teaching language of the course is Finnish.

Research interests

My dissertation, published in 2019, concerned electronic evidence in criminal procedure. I have also examined, e.g., questions related to exclusion of evidence, online fraud, and the burden of explanation in criminal cases. My current research interests include the effects of technology on legal processes, data protection and data security, as well as freedom of expression in the online environment.

Keywords: electronic evidence, evidence, criminal procedure, pre-trial investigation, coercive measures, trial procedure, privacy, data protection, computer networks, cybercrime, freedom of expression, courtroom technology, legal decision-making


Field of science

  • Law


  • procedural law
  • legal informatics
  • law of evidence


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