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LAW6467 Protecting Personal Privacy

From apps activating the microphone on your smartphone, to the increasing use of digital monitoring in our homes and workplaces, new technologies have seen our privacy challenged in ways never seen before. In this module, we will undertake a detailed examination of the legal protection of personal privacy. We will explore the theoretical foundations of the concept of privacy and consider the key ways our privacy is legally protected (particularly through tort law and data protection legislation). We will also analyse ways in which privacy law can develop, considering topical issues such as image-based sexual abuse, the use of social media, and employee monitoring.

Method of Assessment:

  • 100% 3,000 word essay

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