Course Title: Data and Privacy in the Digital Age

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Data and Privacy in the Digital Age

Credit Points: 12.00

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW2570

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JulDec2019 (All)

LAW2570

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JanJun2020 (All)

LAW2570

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JulDec2020 (All)

LAW2570

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JanJun2021 (All)

LAW2570

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JanJun2022 (All)

LAW2570

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Internet

JulDec2022 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Daniel Hochstrasser

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5574

Course Coordinator Email: daniel.hochstrasser@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne City Campus.

Course Coordinator Availability: By email.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

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Course Description

In this course, you will develop an advanced understanding of the key principles of Australian and international privacy laws. You will comprehend the value of personal and commercial data in an increasingly connected world and examine the obligations of organisations in relation to the collection, storage and use of customer data. You’ll critically examine the legal, security and privacy issues that arise from the collection, storage and usage of such data and examine the response required from organisations in the event of a data breach. The ethical, social and regulatory implications of key privacy and data topics will be examined, while technology solutions for greater transparency, privacy and security will be explored.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1 Examine the value of personal data to emerging technologies and the ways personal data is constrained and protected by Australian and International law. 

CLO2 Analyse and explain the business and organisational responsibilities for the collection, access, sharing and storage of personal data under Australian and International privacy laws and regulations.

CLO3 Critically examine the ways data collection, storage, sharing and access of emerging technologies outpaces current laws and regulations.

CLO4 Develop ethical and sustainable legal frameworks and policies to manage the access, sharing and storage of data under Australian and key international privacy laws and regulations.

CLO5 Recommend emerging technology solutions to improve the privacy and transparency of data use, sharing and storage.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course uses highly structured learning activities to guide your learning process and prepare you for your assessments. The activities are a combination of individual, peer-supported and facilitator-guided activities, and where possible project-led, with opportunities for feedback throughout. 

Authentic and industry-relevant learning is critical to this course and you will be encouraged to critically compare and contrast what is happening in your context and in industry, and to use your insights. 

Social learning is another important component and you are expected to participate in class and group activities, share drafts of work and resources and give and receive peer feedback. You will be expected to work efficiently and effectively with others to achieve outcomes greater than those that you might have achieved alone. 

The learning activities enable you to understand course learning resources and apply that learning to improve your own practice, for example by producing real-world artefacts and engaging in scenarios and case studies. 

This course will be delivered online via RMIT Online (in-house).


Overview of Learning Resources

Each learning activity contains the core resources, such as videos, podcasts, readings, templates, articles, industry tools and/or communities that you need to complete that activity, or links to those resources. 

Additional learning resources designed into the course will be clearly marked as supplemental. If your course teaching team finds additional resources during course delivery which they think can support or be of interest to the class cohort, these will be made available as required during the teaching period. 

In your class environment, besides your learning activities you will also find: 

  • All assessment briefs 
  • A course information page with a study schedule 
  • Various communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and facilitators, and to share information 

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.

 


Overview of Assessment

This course has three assessments, all of which must be completed. A total mark of 50% is required for a pass in the course.

Assessment Task 1: 30%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4

Assessment Task 2: 30%

Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 40%

Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.