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LAW3476 Privacy and Data Protection Law

Short Description: Privacy & Data Protection Law
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 090999 - Law not elsewhere classified
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: ((Students must be enrolled in one of the following: BEDU (Legal Studies) or BLAW or LLBP or BALW or BBLA or BCLA or BCLW) & (LAW1201 or (LAW1111 & LAW1112)) or ((Students must be enrolled in the DJUR & (LAW5501 or (LAW5111 & LAW5112))

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


This course introduces students to the law as it relates to privacy and data protection law. It examines key legal areas that are relevant to personal and information privacy. The areas covered include the common law right to privacy, statutory protection, smart contracts, data protection and vulnerability, hacking, surveillance, cybersecurity and new technologies. In each area the application of existing legal principles to privacy as well as regulation will be examined. This course is particularly useful to students who are involved in data collection either from a legal, marketing, or information technology point of view or are interested in their own personal privacy.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 Online