Information and communications technology law 420

Module code KUB 420
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Law
Module content

*For LLB

  1. Introduction to the study of information and communications technology law:
  • The place of information and communications technology law in the legal system
  • The nature and scope of information and communications technology law
  • Sources of information and communications technology law
  • Inception and influence of the Internet
  1. Regulation of the Internet:
  • National/International
  • Jurisdiction
  1. Aspects of intellectual property law and the Internet
  2. E-commerce activities and the Internet:
  • Aspects of jurisdiction and signing of contracts
  • Data protection and encryption
  • Liability of Internet service providers
  1. Advertising and the Internet
  2. Criminal liability in information and communications technology law
  3. Constitutional aspects in information and communications technology law:
  • The right to privacy/freedom of expression/information
Module credits 10.00
NQF Level 08
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites Admission to the relevant programme and Final Year Academic Level.
Contact time 5 practicals per week
Language of tuition Afrikaans and English are used in one class
Department Mercantile Law
Period of presentation Semester 2

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