15 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: 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 and 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.

Staff Contact: Dr Jonathan Foster
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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