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Course Description

This course provides an in-depth view of the privacy, regulatory, and ethical issues surrounding cybersecurity. It covers methods of mitigating/treating privacy risks associated with emerging technologies that collect, manage, and analyze data. This course also examines data protection regulations and compliance strategies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to:
1. Identify common privacy and compliance risks associated with technologies (such as the Internet of Things) and data analytics algorithms (such as artificial intelligence and data mining);
2. Apply best practices to ensure privacy, meet regulatory requirements, and address compliance issues;
3. Analyse and integrate ethics, regulations, and best practices in various phases of data lifecycle such as collection, storage, analysis, usage, and sharing of data;
4. Design and/or implement privacy and compliance ensuring data management platform;
5. Establish processes and procedures for data practices such as transparency, accountability, access, and compliance in an organization; and
6. Work collaboratively in teams to conduct research and communicate rational and reasoned arguments using appropriate methods.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to privacy, compliance, cybersecurity ethics with human in the loop
  • Review and comparison of global privacy and compliance regulations
  • Privacy and compliance enhancing technologies and best practices
  • Data management and processing lifecycle
  • Privacy, compliance and ethical implications of data analytics
  • Students seminars
  • Information assurance management: policy development, relationship building, establishment of cybersecurity programs


Assessment Item Weight Learning Outcomes
Assignment 1 20% LO1, LO2, LO4
Assignment 2 20% LO1, LO3, LO5 
Presentation 10% LO1, LO3 
Final Project 50% LO1-LO6
Total 100%  


Technical Requirements

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