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LX452L: INTERNATIONAL CYBERSECURITY LAW (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Aug 2020 14:30


Course Overview

The course addresses international legal issues raised by the increasing need to secure cyberoperations. It questions the scope of the obligation of States to secure cyberspace; analyses general data protection; studies the level of cybersurveillance that remains compatible with human rights; and examines how to investigate and react to cybercrimes as well as cyberattacks targeting States.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Irene Couzigou

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)
  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

The course addresses international legal issues raised by the increasing need to secure cyberoperations. It questions the scope of the obligation of States to secure cyberspace; analyses general data protection; studies the level of cybersurveillance that remains compatible with human rights; and examines how to investigate and react to cybercrimes as well as cyberattacks targeting States. Hence, the overall aim of this course it to determine the content of the emerging international law on cybersecurity.

Teaching will be delivered through discussion-organised seminars. Assessment is based on the drafting of an essay and an exam.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

MCQ 15%

Discussion Board 15%

48 hours written exam 70%

 

Resit: resubmission of failed elements

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionAnalyseAn ability to access, and use for analysis, relevant texts and electronic databases
ConceptualUnderstandAn enhanced knowledge of international law of cyberspace
ProceduralCreateAn ability to organise and communicate ideas clearly and cogently, orally and in written
FactualEvaluateAn ability to critically analyse whether current rules can be applied to cyberspace and whether they should be adapted to this new area of activities

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