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Information Law (7034.5)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School



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    This unit examines the legal framework for professionals who have responsibility for information management. It introduces the Australian legal system and the laws that apply to information-handling in business and government including privacy, intellectual property, fraud and cyber crime. It reviews the aspects of systems design that are used to comply with these laws. It examines informatics contracts (eg. for systems construction and outsourcing) including their negotiation and dispute resolution. The art of dealing with lawyers and the law is covered.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. gain and demonstrate a basic understanding of the laws and regulations relevant to and governing information
    2. demonstrate an awareness of the legal issues inherent in the operation of e-business and e-government, including competitive tendering and contracting out
    3. develop the legal literacy required to work as a professional in an interdisciplinary team of lawyers, policy and systems analysts, project leaders, and others

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    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.


    Must have passed 24 credit Points

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