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Electronic Transactions Law

CML5658S

Course Overview:

Higher postgraduate course, fifty contact hours, second semester, two double lectures per week or two intense weeks teaching, 30 lectures in one week and the remainder in a second week.

Pre-requisites:
See Rules for LLM and MPhil Degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas.

Course objective:
The course aims at giving law graduates and non-law graduates with experience in telecommunications and postgraduate students in other disciplines an understanding of the domestic and international law that regulates electronic transactions. The course will make extensive use of visiting lecturers, legal practitioners working in the area and technology experts.

Course outline:

  • Electronic transactions, their meaning and importance
  • International and regional sources of the law governing electronic transactions
  • Domestic sources of the law governing electronic transactions
  • Electronic transacting and the doctrine of functional equivalence
  • Electronic signatures
  • Electronic government
  • Electronic contracts including online gaming, online auctions, online dating services, online provisions of adult content, online sale of restricted substances
  • Electronic payment methods
  • Consumer protection
  • Spam
  • Data privacy
  • Communication privacy and workplace privacy
  • Electronic damage
  • Electronic crime
  • Security standards
  • ISPs and their liability
  • Online dispute resolution
  • Taxing electronic commerce

Assessment:
One or two projects: 25% or 50%
Examination: 75% or 50%