Course Title: Civil and Criminal Issues in the Digital World

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Civil and Criminal Issues in the Digital World

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: TBD

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email: @rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course provides you with the opportunity to engage with current legal issues in the digital business environment. You will understand and critique issues relating to areas including Blockchain technology and crypto currencies, cybercrime, Fintech, and the internet, as they impact on business conducted digitally. You will also critique the privacy concerns that arise out of digital business practices and reflect on the legal ethical issues that arise in digital business.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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CLO1: Explain the legal issues relating to digital business including Blockchain technology and crypto currencies, cybercrime, Fintech, and the internet.
CL02: Critique the privacy implications of digital business practices.
CL03: Reflect on the legal ethical issues that arise in digital business.
CL04: Apply judgement to create solutions to civil and criminal challenges


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course, you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing work in a variety of media and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through Canvas. You will also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.


Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.


Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

There are three assessment tasks:

Assessment Task 1 (30%): Individually, research and analyse a current legal issue relating to digital business and canvas possible law reform options.

Linked CLOs: 1, 4

 

Assessment Task 2 (30%): In groups, research and present on the privacy concerns involved in social media platforms and legal implications for digital business.

Linked CLOs: 1 and 2

 

Assessment Task 2 (40%): Individually, respond to the various legal ethical issues that arise from a practical digital business case study.  

Linked CLOs: 1, 3 and 4