units

LAW5343

Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Term 2 2015 (Day)

Notes

For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7246

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Synopsis

This unit examines the various legal, policy and governance issues relating to privacy and surveillance. Students will be required to consider the range of technological and regulatory measures that are available, or required, to deal with surveillance and how surveillance and privacy are regulated under existing Australian laws. They will also be given the opportunity to fully explore the relevant technology, how the different privacy and surveillance issues to which it gives rise interrelate and the application of the various regulatory mechanisms which have been designed to deal with these problems.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • apply knowledge and understanding Australian laws which regulate surveillance and privacy with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning;
  • investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to privacy and surveillance and their regulation;
  • conduct research on the regulation of surveillance and privacy based on knowledge of appropriate research principle and methods; and
  • use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to privacy and surveillance and their regulation.

Assessment

Research Assignment (5,250 words): 70%
Take home examination (2,250 words): 30%

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)

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