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LAWS13-547: Electronic Banking Law


Electronic Banking Law is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject provides an introduction to the laws on e-banking, the legal issues of electronic funds transfers, evidential issues; legal issues on specific electronic fund transfer transactions and internet banking. A comparison of both international and Australian practices of e-banking will also be undertaken. Confidentiality, data protection, frauds, money laundering, financial terrorism and current pertinent issues in both domestic and international perspectives will be covered in this subject.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. Understand the law relating to electronic and internet banking, electronic funds transfers transactions, the payments and settlements system, and other current issues in electronic banking in both domestic and international contexts.
2. Apply the law to practical situations in electronic and internet banking.
3. Conduct research into current issues on electronic banking.
4. Appreciate the importance of confidentiality, banking secrecy and data protection.
5. Have awareness of fraud risk and the risk of electronic banking being used as a conduit for money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Enrolment requirements

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.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?

Students must be admitted into a Bachelor law degree or Bachelor of Laws combined degree or be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law exchange student.

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 opens12/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start20/01/2020
Cancellation 1?24/01/2020
Cancellation 2?25/01/2020
Last enrolment23/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?29/01/2020
Withdraw – Academic?02/02/2020
Teaching census?28/01/2020