Skip to main content
Start of main content.

LAWS13-516: Electronic Commerce Law


Electronic Commerce Law is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. Students enrolled in this subject will learn about the legal issues that arise when engaging in electronic commerce. While specific topics vary depending on the latest legal and technological developments, topics generally cover fields such as the national and international framework for electronic commerce, electronic contracting, e-payment, tax, consumer protection, trust in electronic commerce, data privacy laws, spam regulation and selected intellectual property issues for electronic commerce. While the focus is generally on Australian law, the approach is international and comparative where appropriate.

Subject details

Code: LAWS13-516
Study areas:
  • Law

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the foremost legal issues raised by electronic commerce.
  2. Demonstrate: a) the ability to identify and apply relevant legal principles to fact scenarios in electronic commerce, and to communicate this effectively both orally and in writing; and b) an understanding of the dynamic nature of these legal principles and the capacity to evaluate them critically.
  3. Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, including a commitment to: a) learning and working independently and reflectively; b) behaving ethically and responsibly; c) managing time effectively and meeting deadlines.

Enrolment requirements




There are no co-requisites

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.


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