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.
Students will acquire legal knowledge; gain a robust insight into privacy and other policy considerations underlying these statutory law frameworks. They will also acquire an international and comparative perspective on how the law is understood and applied in different jurisdictions. They will be able to critically analyse current developments.