MLL444 - Data Law, Privacy and Cybercrime


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only


Must have completed 8 law units

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and asynchronous collaborative learning up to a maximum of 1.5 hours each week which includes lecture pre-recordings each week and 1 x 1.5 hour online seminar (recordings provided) each week


This unit has 3 modules: Data Law, Privacy Law and Cybercrime

Inquiries into Australia’s digital landscape have highlighted the importance of strong data protections to counter abuses of power, promote competition, and improve social welfare. Many of these reports also focus on the increasing surveillance by ‘big tech’ into people’s lives. This unit provides an introduction to the laws affecting data, privacy and cybercrime and addresses the problems raised by modern practices.

The following topics will be examined: Introduction to Data Law, Consumer Data Right, Data sharing and release laws, Data regulation, Introduction to Privacy Law. Privacy Law principles, Introduction to Cybercrime, Cybercrime regulation, Data Law and Cybercrime – future trends.

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