Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subjects will provide students with a broad practical knowledge of the regulatory and legal framework on data protection in Australia. Students will analyse federal and state laws, policies and principles regulating the governmental and commercial use of personal data and confidential material in the digital age. Topics may include case studies on surveillance and metadata, corporate data mining and social networking, the right to privacy and Government use of personal data at state and federal level.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDarren O'Donovan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline Group Exercises, Research Assignment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted to a Post Graduate program offered by the Law School or have permission from the Director of Juris Doctor


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Selected articles, book chapters, case law and statutes will be accessed on-line and in hardcopy. A detailed reading list will be provided in the subject material.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate advanced comprehension of international issues in the regulatory and legal framework of privacy
02. Demonstrate highly developed skills in identifying, using and appraising research material relevant to the operation and reform of privacy law in Australia, US, Canada, UK and/or Europe
03. Critically evaluate the legal, regulatory, ethical and economic implications of privacy law in Australia, US, Canada, UK and/or Europe

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