ITE525 Cyber Law (8)


This subject provides computer forensics and security professionals with a strong foundation in the rapidly changing field of e-commerce and IT Law. The subject teaches both the technical expertise and knowledge required to create policy and write reports, communicate with solicitors and barristers and have a strong understanding of legal issues and case law.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITE525
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in: Master of Information Systems Security
Master of Management (Information Technology)
Master of Networking and Systems Administration

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to summarise the foundations of common law, case law, tort law and evidence law as it applies to online transactions;
  • be able to compare and contrast the main elements of civil and criminal law and apply it to online processes;
  • be able to compare and contrast the different types of tort law and the effects of liability in areas such as online privacy;
  • be able to debate the distinctions between Australian and International law and the effects of jurisdiction resulting from the Internet;
  • be able to summarise the different aspects of Intellectual property law and how this is impacted by cyberspace;
  • be able to define the processes involved in collecting and presenting electronic evidence.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The foundations of law and jurisprudence
  • Common law and case law
  • Civil law (Tort and contract)
  • Criminal law
  • Evidence law
  • Law of Fraud
  • E-Discovery, guidelines and standards
  • The Law of IT compliance: How to conduct investigations
  • Intellectual property law
  • Trade law and electronic and e-commerce law
  • International law and issues of jurisdiction
  • Applying law to emerging dangers: Cyber defense and digital forensics
  • Relevant legislation and code of ethics


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.