INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IDENTITY AND PRIVACY

LAW3DIP

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Digital identities play an increasingly important role not only online, but in daily life. Our digital identities can include information we have shared online publicly, as well as private information held by companies, governments and other entities. These digital identities are increasingly used transnationally and may be created from data stored in various countries and subject to various privacy regimes. This subject explores key legal issues affecting our digital identity such as invasion of personal privacy, data protection and retention, surveillance and reputation management. It examines the legal frameworks and considers how an individual's right to control their online identity can be protected. Students will be introduced to comparative perspectives to the protection of privacy and digital identities drawing from UK, European Union and US legal systems.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndre Oboler

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 60 credit points of LAW level 1 subjects and 60 credit points of LAW level 2 subjects.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPrivate Life in a Digital WorldPrescribedMargaret Jackson and Gordon Hughes, latest edition Lawbook Co
Readingswill be provided with a range of resource material through the LMS.RecommendedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain key concepts relating to identity, privacy and surveillance in the context of life in a digital world.

Activities:
reading, current events, case law, legislation, international instruments), videos and associated activities. Discussions. Problem scenario.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Apply Australian case-based and statutory principles to a give fact situation relating to digital identity and issues such as information collection, data protection, data retention, data breach, privacy and surveillance.

Activities:
Lectures / videos, readings, online discussion / problem based learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Examine the different interests relevant to a given situation and consider the legal and ethical principles which are applicable to the situation.

Activities:
Lectures / videos, readings, problem scenario and role play.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

04. Discuss a range of perspectives, views and interests that influence considerations of privacy and digital surveillance including the perspectives and legal positions taken in the UK, European Union and the US.

Activities:
Lectures / videos, readings, briefing paper
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Summer 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndre Oboler

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 02 - 07
Five 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Problem-based scenario - PART A - letter of advice (1,000 words)Students will be given a scenario and asked to provide a letter of advice20 01, 02
Problem-based scenario - PART B - stakeholder meeting and report (group role play)(1500 words)Students will be given an update to the scenario with additional facts and asked to role play a stakeholder meeting, then provide a group report reflecting the stakeholders views equivalent to 1500 words per student.30 01, 02, 03
Research essay (2,000 words)Students will be asked to discuss international legal perspectives, cultural values and ethical behavior in the global environment with respect to a given topic or focus area.50 01, 03, 04