School of Law

SOLM222 International and Comparative Data Protection Law (Sem 2)

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

  • LLM in European Law
  • LLM in Criminal Justice Law
  • LLM in Technology, Media and Communications Law

Mode of Assessment

Two 1,500 word essays

Credits

15 Credits