CYBER LAW

LAW5CYB

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will introduce students to aspects of Cyber Law including laws relating to privacy of personal information, regulation of surveillance, legal protection of software and copyright online. Students will be introduced to Australian law governing these areas and to international and, in particular, European legal developments in these areas.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKeith Kendall

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student enrolled in any LAW PG program or UG students requires approval from Program Director

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the most important aspects of Australian Cyber Law covered in the course

Activities:
Examination, class discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Demonstrate a familiarity with EU law applicable in these areas

Activities:
Examination, class discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Place the exploration Cyber Law in an overall social, economic and political context

Activities:
Examination, class discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Identify the key areas of debate, from a legal perspective, in respect of the various aspects of Cyber Law studied

Activities:
Examination, class discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Form a view on the relevance and adequacy of law in advancing these debates, including the issue of enforcement

Activities:
Examination, class discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2016, Week 50-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKeith Kendall

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 50 - 51
Five 6.0 hours block mode per day on weekdays during the day from week 50 to week 51 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 5,000 word take-home examinationSubmitted online through LMS60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Class participationStudents will be informed of the criteria for assessment of tutorial participation at the start of the semester.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2,000 word essay30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05