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Unit of Study LAW10168 - Privacy Law and the Private Sector (2016)

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Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Describe the dimensions of privacy and explain the history of its recognition and protection under international and domestic (especially US) law.
2 Identify the major technological, organisational, economic and political catalysts causing concern about privacy and evaluate the need to regulate for protection of personal data.
3 Compare and contrast European, United States and Australian responses to personal data protection.
4 Explain and evaluate the effectiveness of Australia's private sector privacy law regime, drawing on relevant sources of law including international law, legislation, case law and administrative regimes.
5 Demonstrate an awareness of the broader context of privacy regulation, involving discussion of policy issues, current debates and trends, the politics of privacy protection, and law reform.
6 Develop and implement an appropriate privacy policy for a private sector business.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the dimensions of privacy and explain the history of its recognition and protection under international and domestic (especially US) law.
    • GA4:
  2. Identify the major technological, organisational, economic and political catalysts causing concern about privacy and evaluate the need to regulate for protection of personal data.
    • GA4:
  3. Compare and contrast European, United States and Australian responses to personal data protection.
    • GA4:
  4. Explain and evaluate the effectiveness of Australia's private sector privacy law regime, drawing on relevant sources of law including international law, legislation, case law and administrative regimes.
    • GA4:
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of the broader context of privacy regulation, involving discussion of policy issues, current debates and trends, the politics of privacy protection, and law reform.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  6. Develop and implement an appropriate privacy policy for a private sector business.
    • GA2:
    • GA4: