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TLAW610 Technology and the Law
 Campus: Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, NSW 2015.
Lower Ground Floor 118 Collins Street, Hobart City, TAS 7000
 Units of Credit:  6
 Prerequisite or Corequisite: Prerequisite: TLAW203 or TLAW 607 Business and Corporations Law or an equivalent unit with content that includes foundation knowledge of the Australian legal system.
 EFTSL*:  0.125
 Indicative Contact Hours per Week:  3
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 Unit Overview:

This unit introduces students to the theoretical and practical basis for the emerging regulation of disruptive technology in our increasingly interconnected, globalised and technology driven world, with a focus on Australian and relevant international regulatory approaches. 

This unit will explore the legal risks and challenges faced by businesses on account of the rapid rate of technological developments and innovation which are outpacing the rate of regulatory change, and the implications of technology on human rights.

Some of the topics covered include legal and regulatory issues arising from the following: blockchain, digital currencies, smart contracts, big data and data protection, artificial intelligence, legaltech, fintech and regtech.

This unit will also introduce students to the key legal issues involved in establishing and scaling a technology startup, including for example, online marketplaces.

 *EFTSL = Equivalent full-time study load