JC2066 - IT Professionals: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Computer Science
School of Law
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The interdisciplinary course aims to provide students with the concepts and knowledge of technological trends and the complexities that technological evolution, law and ethics pose. Technological development requires compliance with the established legal and ethical concerns, demands their evolution, and also changes the practice of law. This dynamic interaction changes the environment in which professionals in Information Technology, Law and Ethics operate, and leads to the evolution of the standards of professional conduct in IT and Law. Experts and professionals will provide students with professional insights leading to the development of interdisciplinary skills to cope with the problem and help them become life-long learners understanding their respective discipline in its societal context.

The discussed law and technology issues will provide students with an international and comparative perspective. Students will develop capabilities in critical thinking, collaboration with other disciplines, and an interdisciplinary understanding of technology and the tech-related field of law.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
For a student to pass the course, at least 30% of the maximum mark for the continuous assessment and examination must be obtained.
Detailed Course Information


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