PRIVACY & DATA PROTECTION LAW
2018/2019, Semester 2
Modular Credits: LL4350V ( 5 ) / LL5350V ( 5 ) / LL6350V ( 5 )
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the law on privacy and data protection. It examines the various legal mechanisms by which privacy and personal data are protected. While the focus will be Singapore law, students will also be introduced to the laws of other jurisdictions such as the United States, the European Union, and the United Kingdom.
At the end of the course, students should
1. have a foundational understanding of privacy and data protection law;
2. be able to engage in critical discussion of the issues surrounding privacy and data protection law; and
3. gain confidence in dealing with privacy and data protection issues as practicing lawyers and in-house counsel.
The reading list and required readings for each seminar can be found in the Workbin.
The required readings are intended to serve as as background for the seminar, and they will facilitate your understanding and participation in the seminars. Pincites for each reading are provided, and you need only read within those pincites.
The additional references (if any) are for your further reading.
Class participation – 20%
Each seminar, a number of students will be “on-call”. If you are on-call for a seminar, you will lead the class discussions for that seminar – in particular, you will be asked for your views on issues raised in class. This is so that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in class.
You are certainly encouraged to participate even if you are not on-call; your class participation grade will account for your participation across all the seminars.
6-Hour Take-Home Exam – 80%
You will be assessed by a take-home exam on
15 April 2019 (9.00am)
NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.