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 Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School 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.


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.