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CLAW6888: Regulation of Fintech and Digital Information

Fintech is an essential component of the modern business world, particularly in relation to lowering costs, increasing efficiency and for promoting financial inclusion. Through this unit students are equipped with an understanding of innovation in the financial system, and how these developments interact with current laws and regulations in the global markets. This unit provides students with insights into a wide range of topics, including smart contracts, crypto-assets and virtual currencies, mobile payments, crowd funding and property law. It also introduces students to existing regulations for digital information. This includes a range of topics such as privacy laws, artificial intelligence and big data.

Code CLAW6888
Academic unit Business Law
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
This unit is designed for students with no knowledge of fintech or digital information. However, it is expected that students are familiar with many of the companies and fintech technologies that will be discussed

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Evaluate areas of legal and regulatory uncertainty with respect to fintech companies and digital information by analysing laws, regulations and case studies.
  • LO2. Apply the legal and regulatory tools and case studies learned to solve issues in fintech and digital information
  • LO3. Evaluate how different jurisdictions are regulating fintech and digital information in the global market by taking a comparative approach of laws and regulations

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.