University of Technology Sydney

76106 Technology Law, Policy and Ethics (Capstone 1)

Requisite(s): ((120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10124 Bachelor of Laws AND 108 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90832 LLB Core Subjects) OR 108 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90691 144cp Law Stream )


This subject explores the policy and ethical issues that arise in light of the impact that technology is having on the world and the role of lawyers in shaping policy and protecting vulnerable populations. Lawyers need to be adaptive and technically capable in response to these impacts. Ethical and policy issues arising from innovative technology pose new threats to our freedoms, privacy and security but also opportunities to use that technology to find solutions to some of the world's wicked problems. Technology also offers an opportunity to resolve some of the United Nations' problems in achieving its 22 Sustainable Development Goals.

This subject engages with changes and challenges resulting from technological developments that could be addressed by the law including emerging legal technology which can erode the possibility for human review and oversight and technology that enables governments and private organisations to monitor our moves and listen to our conversations.

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