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LAWS77-591: IT Law, Privacy and Cyber-Security


IT Law, Privacy and Cyber-Security is a compulsory subject in the Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject will examine the laws regulating information technology, privacy and cyber-security as they apply to enterprises as well as the consequences of non-compliance. Students will learn about the key features and legal challenges associated with new technologies, learn how to assess and manage privacy risks, and appreciate the importance of cyber-security to a successful enterprise.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • May 2021 [Non-Standard Offering - Weeks 7-12]
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,430
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,710

Learning outcomes

1. Describe the key features and legal challenges of IT, both at an enterprise level and globally, inclusive of dealing with regulators, clients and other stakeholders
2. Explain the enterprise’s legal obligations with respect to privacy, assess privacy risks and apply principles of enterprise governance to manage those risks
3. Describe legal implications of recent and potential future cyber-threats, and develop enterprise strategies to minimise and mitigate them

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/03/2020
Semester start25/05/2020
Subject start06/07/2020
Cancellation 1?14/07/2020
Cancellation 2?15/07/2020
Last enrolment12/07/2020
Withdraw – Financial?21/07/2020
Withdraw – Academic?30/07/2020
Teaching census?20/07/2020