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SOLM222 International and Comparative Data Protection Law (B22)

Module Description

Over 100 jurisdictions have adopted frameworks protecting personal data, many in response to the EU data protection framework that precludes international transfers unless equivalent protection applies.  This module examines a number of these data protection legal frameworks, particularly in key jurisdictions such as Russia, China, APEC, Canada, Australia and the US.  In addition to examining their particular implementation of the fair information processing principles that have emerged as best practice,  the module  will explore the key policy implications and debates around trade, commercial and human rights implications and, enforcement,   including the challenges of particular technological developments, such as telecommunications, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.  

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

  • 2,500 word independent research essay
  • Final assessment exercise


15 Credits

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