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The purpose of the micro-credential is to increase professional baseline literacy in cyber law in order to equip practitioners and policy experts with the tools and knowledge to better manage the intersection between the law, legal practice and technology.


  1. The Proliferation of Data Privacy Frameworks
  2. Global Data Privacy and Trade
  3. Data Privacy and Commercial Surveillance
  4. Invasions of privacy, individual causes of action and breach of confidence

Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion, enrollee's will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to investigate the complex issues stemming from the proliferation of technologies reliant on intensive personal information/data processing
  2. Evaluate legal and policy issues in relation to new uses for private and confidential data
  3. Critically analyse the intersections with differing policy agendas and identify the different interests and underlying data governance
  4. Engage in discussions on the application of key requirements to new technologies and the ongoing policy debates

Indicative assessment 

1,200 word research essay: 75%; links to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3

400 word-equivalent activity: 25%, links to Learning Outcomes 2, 4

Assumed knowledge 

This micro-credential is taught at graduate level and assumes the generic skills of a Bachelors or equivalent.

Micro-credential stack information 

This micro-credential may be undertaken as a stand-alone course or as part of a "stack". The three M-Cs proposed for this “Ninian Stephen Cyber and the Data Professional” stack are:

  1. Data Privacy and Confidentiality - Associate Professor Philippa Ryan
  2. Systems Integrity and Consequences of Breach - Associate Will Bateman
  3. Emotional Artificial Intelligence and the Law - Dr Damian Clifford


Course Code: DATA06

Workload: 43 hours 

  • Contact hours: 9 hours
  • Individual study and assessment: 34 hours

ANU unit value: 2 units

AQF Level: 9

Contact: Associate Professor Philippa Ryan, Associate Professor, ANU College of Law

This Micro-credential is taught at a graduate level.  This is not an AQF qualification.

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