LAWS 3030 Information and Data Governance Law and Regulation

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200955

Coordinator Thillagavathy Rajaretnam Opens in new window

Description This unit examines the operation of information technology for online data collection, information privacy and data governance laws and regulation. The unit focuses on the right to privacy, the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data and the legal framework for information protection. The framework for information privacy and data governance is established by both international and domestic law and regulation. The unit introduces the basic legal framework for information privacy protection and governance under the European Union's Commission, the OECD Guidelines for the Protection of Privacy and Trans-Border Flows of Personal data and under the Australian Privacy protection framework. The unit compares the information governance policy and framework in the European Union and the United States with that in Australia.

School Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) LAWS 2003

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Recognise the legal issues that arise from the use of information technologies in cyberspace;
  2. Apply the basic international and national legal framework, the policy to information privacy and data governance laws and regulation to related legal issues for law reform;
  3. Use critical thinking and research to resolve related legal issues in oral and/or written forms.

Subject Content

- theoretical approaches to information and data Governance Law
- information and data Governance legal frameworks in The European union
- OECD guidelines for The protection of Privacy and trans-border flows of personal data
- Australian Privacy protection and information Governance framework
- impact of international and national laws and regulation on Privacy and data Governance policies
- challenges for regulators in providing adequate and effective protection information and data Governance laws and regulation in cyberspace


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Oral Presentation 20 minutes 20 N Group
Essay 2,000 words 30 N Individual
Essay 2,500 words 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Margaret Jackson and Gordon Hughes, Private Life in a Digital World (Thomson Reuters, 2015).

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


Subject Contact Thillagavathy Rajaretnam Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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