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LAWS423 Information and Data Protection Law

Data protection law and policy on the domestic and international levels, focusing largely on the Privacy Act 1993, which is New Zealand’s data protection legislation.

Advances in information and communications technology have facilitated the collection and processing of personal information by government and business. In response to issues raised by such developments, and in tandem with the rise of globalisation and regional economic markets, various forms of national and international regulation are being developed at a rapid pace. Such regulation is designed to address two broad concerns that pull in opposite directions: the protection and promotion of individuals' privacy interests and the interest of government and business in operating efficiently.

Paper title Information and Data Protection Law
Paper code LAWS423
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $633.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,720.00

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Prerequisite
LAWS 201 and 66 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
May not be credited together with LAWS478 passed in 2005-2006 or LAWS470 passed in 2009-2014.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Paul Roth
Textbooks
Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The aim of this paper is:
  • To develop an understanding of data protection ("privacy") law and policy on both the domestic and international levels. The main focus of the paper will be New Zealand's Privacy Act 1993, particularly in comparison with international standards and legislation in other jurisdictions.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

Data protection law and policy on the domestic and international levels, focusing largely on the Privacy Act 1993, which is New Zealand’s data protection legislation.

Advances in information and communications technology have facilitated the collection and processing of personal information by government and business. In response to issues raised by such developments, and in tandem with the rise of globalisation and regional economic markets, various forms of national and international regulation are being developed at a rapid pace. Such regulation is designed to address two broad concerns that pull in opposite directions: the protection and promotion of individuals' privacy interests and the interest of government and business in operating efficiently.

Paper title Information and Data Protection Law
Paper code LAWS423
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
LAWS 201 and 66 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
May not be credited together with LAWS478 passed in 2005-2006 or LAWS470 passed in 2009-2014.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Paul Roth
Textbooks
Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The aim of this paper is:
  • To develop an understanding of data protection ("privacy") law and policy on both the domestic and international levels. The main focus of the paper will be New Zealand's Privacy Act 1993, particularly in comparison with international standards and legislation in other jurisdictions.

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22