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Information & Data Protection Law
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to inform the listener of the current law on data privacy and database ownership. It seeks to demonstrate how the law applies in practice to different forms of marketing, including electronic methods. Further, it attempts to engage the listener in an evaluation of whether the current legal position is the most appropriate model.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be up to date with the current law on data privacy;
  • Understand how the regulations on data privacy apply to different types of marketing;
  • Be aware of the "opt-in" and "opt-out" requirements;
  • Have a basic overview of the American system of data protection.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Sources and References:
  • Data Protection Act 1998;
  • Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1998;
  • Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997;
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003;
  • Directive 2002/58/EC on Privacy and Electronic Communications;
  • CAN-SPAM Act 2003;
  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act 1998;
  • Coco v AN Clark (Engineers) Ltd [1968] FSR 415.

This podcast discusses the legal issues surrounding customer ownership and marketing methods. It focuses upon the regulation of the Data Protection Act 1998, and considers its application in practical commercial situations. Further, the podcast compares the EU approach to these issues with that of the USA.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-07-25

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