Volume 6

Volume 6, Number 29

March 6, 2008

12 pages594 K bytes

The Place of Cyberlaw in MSIS Curricula

Ramesh Subramanian
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT 06518 USA

Bruce A. White
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT 06518 USA

Abstract: The growth in the IT field has redefined the role of the IT manager. The furious pace of growth in global commerce facilitated by the Internet has led to greater governmental role in controlling and regulating E-commerce. Developments in technology have also led to a trend towards digitization of personal, commercial and governmental data. All of this has led to a plethora of laws, both domestic and international, that govern the use of IT. In some cases the laws are as intricate and obtrusive as to affect the research, design, development and operations of information technologies in organizations. Given this scenario, the IT manager should become more than a little aware of these laws pertaining to IT. Yet, a look at the model IT curricula reveals that not much has been done as far as the IT curriculum is concerned in this area. This paper addresses this gap and proposes the justification and design of a course in IT and the Law.

Keywords: information technology, information systems education, graduate IS curricula, cyberlaw, law, IT manager

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Recommended Citation: Subramanian and White (2008). The Place of Cyberlaw in MSIS Curricula. Information Systems Education Journal, 6 (29). http://isedj.org/6/29/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2006: §2355. ISSN: 1542-7382.)