Examines Australia's private sector information privacy law regime in the context of current and emerging global imperatives and international trends in personal data protection. Catalysts for increasing concerns about privacy and data protection (technological, organisational and economic) are identified and explained and the Australian regulatory system compared with other international responses with the assistance of expert guest presenters.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Describe the dimensions of privacy and explain the history of its recognition and protection under international and domestic (especially US) law.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Identify the major technological, organisational, economic and political catalysts causing concern about privacy and evaluate the need to regulate for protection of personal data.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Compare and contrast European, United States and Australian responses to personal data protection.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Explain and evaluate the effectiveness of Australia's private sector privacy law regime, drawing on relevant sources of law including international law, legislation, case law and administrative regimes.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Demonstrate an awareness of the broader context of privacy regulation, involving discussion of policy issues, current debates and trends, the politics of privacy protection, and law reform.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
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