This course introduces students to the law of cyber. This course will focus on both the Australian legal system and comparative international issues relating to cyber and data security, as well as how technology is transforming our society and global relationships. Industry and government need a new breed of professionals who understand the legal, commercial and policy implications for the design and implementation of new products and new business models. This course will equip lawyers and other professionals with skills and scholarship needed to face novel challenges and to develop innovative and practical approaches to solving problems thrown up by the Internet and platform-based technologies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Investigate and critically evaluate complex legal problems arising from the use of the Internet in personal, business, official and global relationships
- Structure, sustain and evaluate legal argument in relation to operational domains created and supported by new technologies.
- Research and review the international legal framework governing different types of cyber attack
- Critically analyse and assess the legal principles and rules applicable to the manipulation of data
- Reflect critically on the legal ramifications of deterministic and probabilistic algorithmic systems
- Research and communicate findings on cyber law in the context of global security
- IA-1 Contributions to an online blog (800 words) x 3 blogs (2,400 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- IA-2 Quiz (10) [LO 1,3,5,6]
- IA-3 Research essay (4,800 words) (60) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.
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