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MN30281: Privacy, trust and security in information systems

[Page last updated: 23 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to examine in-depth current controversies, topics and theories in the area of privacy, trust and security in information systems.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the unit the students will have developed an understanding of critical issues with respect to privacy, trust and security in information systems; and will understand key criteria and frameworks for understanding these issues in the context of wider organizational behaviour and applicable theory.

Skills:
This unit will contribute to skills development in the areas of intellectual, professional and transferable skills, including: critical thinking, an awareness of issues in the analysis and understanding of the use of information systems in work settings, capability of applying academic ideas to real-world problems.

Content:
As information systems become more social, and personal, in nature, so almost all recent developments in information technology pose critical privacy, trust and security issues. This unit begins by examining in-depth the nature of privacy and trust, taking a multi-disciplinary look at how each can be defined, measured and the issues in terms of information systems. A series of case studies (e.g. mobile phones, communication, surveillance and the workplace, cyber-crime, tracking of children, e-government, economics of privacy and security) are then used to develop an understanding of the role of privacy, security and trust in the implementation and acceptance of new technology. The regulatory and legal environment (e.g. data protection laws) is then considered, alongside potential methods for organizations to understand the role of privacy in their information systems (e.g. privacy impact assessments).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN30281 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AFB09 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Business (Year 3)
  • USCM-AAB10 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Business with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCM-AKB10 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Business with Year long work placement (Year 4)
School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)

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