This digital revolution has had an enormous impact on fundamental rights such as freedom of expression, privacy, property and on concepts such as identity, autonomy and agency online. The Module will analyse (1) how the law protects these rights and balances them with the rights of others; (2) whether new fundamental rights should be recognized online and (3) how the law balances potential harms online with these rights. The Module will examine the relationship between law, technology and behaviour. It has a practical dimension by looking at liability relating to online communication and the management of that risk and by examining how these existing and emerging rights can be enforced (including for example the disclosure of a pseudonymous identity). It has a theoretical, law and policy dimension by examining concepts such as identity, privacy and autonomy and how these concepts relate to the law.
2 x 2,500 word course essays