INTERNATIONAL ISSUES IN PRIVACY LAW

LAW5PRI

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In thissubject students will examine the regulatory and legal framework of privacy inAustralia and internationally. Students will analyse the laws, policies andprinciples of the regulation of government secrets, commercial or tradesecrets, personal information and confidential material in the digital age. Studentswill compare the equitable doctrine of breach of confidence and other privacylaws in Australia to other jurisdictions, including the USA, Canada, Europe andthe UK, and place the national regulation of confidential information in aninternational context. Topics may include case studies on surveillance and the unauthoriseddisclosure of government secrets, corporate data mining and social networking,newspapers and celebrity gossip, and the enactment of a right to be forgotten.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMLC or LMGB or LMLGBL or LMLI or LMCL or LMIBL or LML or LMGBL or have permission of Law School.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced comprehension of the regulatory and legislative framework of privacy law in Australia and internationally

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Research Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

02. Demonstrate advanced skills in identifying, using and appraising research material relevant to the operation and reform of privacy law in Australia and internationally

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Research Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

03. Critically evaluate the legal, regulatory, ethical and economic implications of privacy law in Australia and internationally at an advanced level

Activities:
Online Group Exercises Research Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2016, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 43
Six 5.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Group Exercises30 01, 02, 03
One 5,000 word Research Assignment70 01, 02, 03