SURVEILLANCE AND PRIVACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

LAW5SPD

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Privacy and surveillance regulation features prominently in contemporary public debate in Australia. This subject explores key legal and policy issues arising in various dimensions of privacy including invasion of personal privacy, data protection and retention, and surveillance. It will explore how the current legal frameworks address surveillance in the digital world and how laws and policies should regulate threats to privacy posed by the use of technology. It will introduce students to comparative perspectives relating to the protection of privacy against intrusions and unauthorised disclosures, and relating to data privacy. Case studies will be drawn from Australia, the UK, the European Union and the US.  It will call for students to engage with a range of relevant perspectives, views and interests. Understanding of key issues is deepened by examining theoretical, constitutional, ethical and international contexts. The subject also exposes students to ethical dilemmas associated with privacy and surveillance, and enhances their capacity to develop strategies to address such issues.  

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndre Oboler

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SMCYL - Master of Cybersecurity (Law) SMCYB - Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations) SMCYC - Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) SMCYCO - Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) SMCYLO - Master of Cybersecurity (Law) SMCYBO - Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operation) LMJD - Juris Doctor LMLGBL - Master of Laws in Global Business Law LML - Master of Laws LMCL - Master of Commercial Law LMLAW - Master of Laws LMLE - Master of Law and Entrepreneurship

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsvariousPrescribedVariousvarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate key concepts relating to surveillance privacy in the online context

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, international instruments), videos and associated activities. Discussions. Problem Scenario.

02. Explain and critique Australian case-based and statutory principles relating to information collection, data protection, data retention, surveillance and privacy in the digital age.

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, case law, legislation), discussions. Problem scenario, role play

03. Evaluate the relevance and application of rules and principles from case law and legislation to a problem raised in a given fact situation.

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, and/or international instruments), videos and associated activities. Problem scenario.

04. Consider a range of perspectives, views and interests that influence considerations of surveillance and privacy in the digital age and argue for a particular perspective or interest

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, and/or international instruments), videos and associated activities, discussions. Problem scenario, role play.

05. Compare and contrast Australian privacy protections with that of comparable jurisdictions, such as the UK, the European Union and the US, drawing on legislation and case law

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, and/or international instruments), videos and associated activities, discussions. Problem scenario.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2019, Summer 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndre Oboler

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 06 - 07
Five 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Issues-based discussion (500 words)Submitted online through LMS10 01
Problem-based scenario PART A - Australian context (2,500 words)Submitted online through LMS40 01, 03
Problem-based scenario PART B - stakeholder considerations (group role play) (equivalent 1,000 W's)Submitted online through LMS20 02, 04
Problem-based scenario PART C - international comparison (2,000 words)Submitted online through LMS30 02, 04, 05