Cyber Law Courses South Africa : Internet Law Courses South Africa

The Cyber Law postgraduate certificate course from WITS aims to uncover and explain areas in the combined field of law and information technology. Cyber law emerged in the latter half of the nineties as a novel and voracious hybrid of several well-established legal domains: intellectual property, commercial law, contract law and privacy law and criminal law. Read more on this Cyber Law short course below:

Course Content:
  • Introduction to Information Technology and Law
  • Theoretical approaches to regulating cyberspace and IT
  • Overview of the ECT Act
  • Domain Names: Governance and Dispute Resolution
  • Governance: Governance of cyberspace, ICANN, ICANN reform
  • Dispute resolution: Domain names and trademarks, Doman names disputes, UDRP
  • Contracts and Electronic Commerce
  • Jurisdiction and Choice of Law
  • Case Law, International treaties, International arbitration, ISP liability, Online Dispute Resolution
  • On-line Contracts and Electronic Signatures
  • Consumer Protection
  • Policy Framework, Codes of Conduct, Dispute Resolution
  • Digital Signatures
  • Telecommunications
  • Security and Cybercrime
  • Privacy, Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • Surveillance, the new Data Protection legislation
  • Access to Information from an IT perspective
  • Access issues, Accessibility standards, Access to official information, E-government
  • Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment
Certificate of Attendance:
To obtain a certificate of attendance, students are required to attend and participate in 75% of the lectures.
Certificate of Competence:
To obtain a certificate of competence, students are required to attend and participate in 75% of the lectures and to complete the assessments as required in the course.
Method of Evaluation:
Research Assignment and Examination
NQF Level:
NQF Level 8

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One Response to Cyber Law Courses South Africa : Internet Law Courses South Africa

  1. Melany Page says:

    Please may I have more information on this course, or where can I obtain the information?

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