Postgraduate

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LAW8564 : Internet and E-Commerce Law (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The legal framework for electronic commerce is now well established, but the role of law in the ‘digital economy’ (and the EU’s ‘digital single market’) continues to be the subject of discussion. This course includes (a) traditional legal issues surrounding business (particular consumer transactions) in an electronic format, (b) challenges and strategies relating to disputes, (c) selected legal topics in relation to emerging technologies and new business models, and (d) a discussion of wider issues regarding law, technology and the global Internet. Through careful to the work of regulatory bodies and the way in which industry and stakeholders articulate their positions in relation to controversial legal and political issues, the practical elements of e-commerce law are set alongside discussions on law reform and international co-operation.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Law, technology and the digital economy
2. Jurisdiction and regulation
3. Internet Transactions 1: contracts and signatures
4: Internet Transactions 2: consumers and payments
5: Fraud and dispute resolution
6: Data and privacy
7: Intermediaries
8: Current issues

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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