The purpose of this module is to investigate topics related to the handling and governance of digital information and data in organizational and networked contexts. This will include an exploration of a) substantive issues and concerns e.g. accountability, decision-making, freedom, identity, intellectual property, openness, privacy, risk, security, and surveillance b) the design and use of relevant technologies e.g. Internet, DPI, digital rights, open source, P2P, social media c) systematic approaches and frameworks used in the regulation, governance and use of information in organizational and networked contexts e.g. copyright/left, data protection, freedom of information etc. Examples from business, government, health, law, and technology illustrate the topics investigated
||A series of lectures/seminars are designed to introduce a) topics related to the handling and governance of digital information and data in organizational and networked contexts b) the design and use of technologies for governing information c) regulatory frameworks, and d) individual and organizational implications. Coursework tutorials, MOLE, and USpace, will be used as resources for exploratory discussion, formative feedback and guidance in relation to the assessment. Students will also be expected to engage in independent study, reading, and research in support of their coursework (a, b, c, d).
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