In the era of big data, security and governance become the priority for businesses. Businesses have an ethical and legal obligations to protect their customer data as well as managing their own data. This puts understanding and development of appropriate data security and data governance policies and procedures as top priority. The unit exposes students to the current practices and government regulations in data security, data governance frameworks and ethical issues relating to data creation, management and distribution. Students learn how to evaluate data security trade-offs, use relevant frameworks and latest research to develop data management plans and examine and provide recommendations for data security and data governance issues.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Devise and justify data security strategies using data management framework taking into consideration any ethical implications;  
  2. Critically evaluate and deconstruct existing data security and data governance approaches by examining data architectures and processes;  
  3. Evaluate different approaches of delivering data services based on understanding of the recent industry developments, organisation needs and ethical implications; and  
  4. Investigate and evaluate data governance requirements to manage and mitigate risk.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Test based on application of theory and practice 25%
Project Develop a data management road-map emphasising data governance and security - (Group) 35%
Report Research Report 40%

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