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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 4
ASCED code : 090999 - Law not elsewhere classified
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 19 September 2021


Pre-req: ((Students enrolled in: BEDU (Legal Studies) or BLAW or LLBP or BALW or BBLA or BCLA or BCLW) & (LAW1201 or (LAW1111 & LAW1112)) or ((Students enrolled in: DJUR & (LAW5501 or (LAW5111 & LAW5112)). Alternatively, students may be enrolled in MCYS.

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 information privacy. The areas covered have a statutory focus and includes an overview of the philosophy of privacy and the common law right to privacy, data protection and breaches, hacking and issues of cyber security and the General Data Protection Regulation. 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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2021 Online
Date printed 19 September 2021