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LAW3476 Privacy and Data Protection Law

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Pre-req: ((Students enrolled in: BEDU (Legal Studies) or BLAW or LLBP or BALW or BBLA or BCLA or BCLW) & (LAW1201 or (LAW1111 & LAW1112)) or ((Students enrolled in: DJUR & (LAW5501 or (LAW5111 & LAW5112)). Alternatively, students may be enrolled in MCYS.


This course provides knowledge of the regulatory environment that governs privacy and data protection law. Increasingly, privacy and data protection are having a major effect on law, business development and internet use, and knowledge of the regulatory laws applicable to data protection is important for legal advisors, businesses, information technology professionals and public institutions.

This course introduces students to the law as it relates to privacy and data protection law. It examines key legal areas that are relevant to information privacy. The areas covered have a statutory focus and includes an overview of the philosophy of privacy and the common law right to privacy, data protection and breaches, hacking and issues of cyber security and the General Data Protection Regulation. In each area the application of existing legal principles to privacy as well as regulation will be examined. This course is particularly useful to students who are involved in data collection either from a legal, marketing, or information technology point of view.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023