MLM735 - Data Law, Policy and Cybercrime


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: Nil
EFTSL value: 0.125

MLM704 or

MLJ701, MLJ702 and MLJ703

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.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

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 Federal 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 sets.

Module 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

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