2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
MLJ701, MLJ702 and MLJ703
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2 hour recorded class per week plus 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week (livestreamed and recordings provided)
This unit has 2 modules:
Module 1 – Data law and policy.
The following topics will be examined: Introduction, the significance of data politically, economically and socially. The threats and opportunities it offers to society; the 2017 Productivity Commission Data Availability and Use Inquiry Report- summary, key themes, main issues raised; the May 2018 Fed Government response to this Productivity Commission Report- discussion of Government policy approach and implications of this; outcomes of the Fed Govmt response to PC report including legislation instituting a Consumer Data Right and legislation instituting a Data Sharing and Release law; comparison with approach of key overseas jurisdictions to data; case study of data access issues raised by privately held data setsModule 2 – Cybercrime.
The following topics will be examined: Introduction, overview of key principles of criminal law and key cybercrimes; Traditional crimes which can be committed in cyberspace, eg stalking, intellectual property theft, identity theft, abuse, grooming; Cyber specific crimes, such as ransomware, credential harvesting malware, attacks on computer systems; Overview of Australian government regulatory architecture to deal with cybercrime, including Australian Signals Directorate, ACSC, the role of the Federal Police, and ASIO and relationship with international counterparts concerning cross-border cybercrimes
Apply the relevant law and underlying policy to issues relating to data law and cybercrime
Conduct legal research, identify problems, and devise solutions/courses of actions in relation to domestic and international aspects of data policy and cybercrime
GLO5: Problem solving
Critically analyse and evaluate policy and emerging issues in legal aspects of data policy and cybercrime
Articulate legal aspects of data policy and cybercrime succinctly, clearly, and intelligibly to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Cybercrime case study-
written work critically analysing legal and policy issues
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
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