15 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: The syllabus is designed to explore a) the emergence of information and data as an economic resource b) the governance challenges and ethical issues arising from organizations┐ systematic capture, processing, and use of information and data for organizational goals, e.g. value, risk, accountability, ownership, privacy etc. c) governance, ethical, legal and other frameworks relevant to the capture, processing and use of information and data within organizational and networked contexts d) technologies and techniques used in the governing and governance of information and data. Case examples from a number of domains, e.g. business, government, health, law, and social media illustrate the topics investigated.

Staff Contact: FOSTER JONATHAN A
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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