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78248 Privacy and Surveillance: Law and Policy

6cp
Requisite(s): ( 78101c Postgraduate Legal Research OR ((22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07122 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in C04147 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in C07074 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04264 Master of Legal Studies)) OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law) OR (70106 Principles of Public International Law AND 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice))
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Anti-requisite(s): 76089 Privacy and Surveillance Law AND 78249 Privacy and Surveillance: Law and Policy

Description

Privacy and surveillance regulation features prominently in contemporary public debate in Australia and internationally. The issues are multifaceted, controversial and challenging, with the rapid rise of new communications technologies adding complexity.

This subject explores complex legal and policy questions concerning privacy and surveillance regulation, such as the invasion of personal privacy, data protection and retention, and the surveillance of personal conversations, activities and location. It also explores the emerging issues and challenges prompted by new technologies, including online privacy protection and the right to be forgotten. This necessitates navigating disrupted legal terrain, formed by a complex matrix of common law and statute, federal as well as state/territory laws. Students also engage with a range of complex perspectives, ideas and interests, and deepen their understanding of key issues by interrogating the broader theoretical, constitutional, policy and international contexts informing privacy and surveillance regulation.

Students develop professional communications skills as they construct and communicate coherent and reasoned views and arguments to support their critical evaluation of privacy and surveillance regulation, devise sophisticated solutions to complex privacy and surveillance regulatory problems, and articulate informed recommendations for reform.


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