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In this subject students examine the implications of the digitisation of data, information, and communications on organisations and society. Students will investigate how digitisation affects individuals, organisations, and society with associated security, compliance, legal and regulatory considerations. These implications are also examined in regard to ethical questions around information privacy, accessibility, ownership, and accuracy.
Topics covered may include the impact of new and emerging information products and services on social networks, on privacy, censorship and content control, information security, intellectual property, citizenship, and other aspects of organisational and daily life.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Describe the influence of increasing digitisation on organisations and society
- Explain how digitisation of information and the proliferation of global wired and wireless networks are enabling new relationships between organisations, posing new threats and challenges, and creating new ways of working
- Explain the implications of emerging ethical and regulatory concerns about information privacy, accuracy, property, and accessibility
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- An ability to analyse complex issues and communicate them both orally and in writing
- Capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
- Profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship
- An ability to work effectively as a member of a project team
Last updated: 29 April 2020