|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Module Assessment Written Assignment of 5,000 words||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Display a knowledge and understanding of the legal and policy issues raised by commercial activity conducted in the electronic environment.
Display a knowledge and understanding of the nature of the electronic environment, its 'unique' qualities and the associated implications for the regulation of commercial activity, including identification, authentication and cross-border issues.
Critically evaluate the different regulatory approaches and their application to electronic commerce activity.
Display an ability to gain access to the relevant literature and materials in this field and how to use them in critical discussion of the issues covered by this subject.
Present critical and well-informed argument regarding the problems of achieving an effective balance between the pursuit of regulatory control without harming the uptake of electronic commerce activity.
2. The legal and practical context of 'rhe Electronic Environment?. Examination of the aspects of online commercial activity which raise or may raise significant legal and policy considerations.
3. Regulatory Approaches. International, Regional or State Regulation; Self Regulation and Code.
4. The Importance and legal significance of identification and authentication in the electronic environment.
5. Cross-Border Issues (Jurisdiction and Choice of Law).
This module is at CQFW Level 7