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

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW2556

City Campus

Undergraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Aaron Lane

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email: aaron.lane@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 13 Level 2

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


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.
CLO2: Critique the privacy implications of digital business practices.
CLO3: Reflect on the legal ethical issues that arise in digital business.
CLO4: 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 MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

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


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 4

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4