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Law for IT : LEVEL 4

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Law for IT- Level 4

Technology law is one of the hottest professions of today. Law for IT Level 4 is designed for individuals who want to implement tech law and keep their information safe. Technology has benefited businesses, organisations, entrepreneurs, consumers and everyone who has dabbled with IT. However, information in the digital space makes it more vulnerable to hackers and malicious attacks. This is where law for IT comes into play. The law is primarily concerned with ensuring information in the digital space is safeguarded. Technology law will protect intangible property such as copyright, patents, creative works and trade secrets.

Law for IT Level 4 will provide the foundation you need to advance in your current role or explore new and potential opportunities. There are key topics discussed in this course ensuring learners gain a complete understanding of the subject matter.

The Law for IT Level 4 course offers essential information and clear descriptions on the fundamentals of technology law and the vital role it will play in the next generation. This is a CPD accredited course that will demonstrate to potential employers your dedication to continuous learning, and the chance to excel in the field.

Why You Should Consider Taking this Course at 1Training?

1Training is a leading online provider for several accrediting bodies, and provides learners the opportunity to take this exclusive Course awarded by CPD. At 1Training, we give our fullest attention to our learners’ needs and ensure they have the necessary information required to proceed with the training.

Learners who register will be given excellent support, discounts for future purchases and be eligible for a TOTUM Discount card and Student ID card with amazing offers and access to retail stores, the library, cinemas, gym memberships and their favourite restaurants.


7 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how protect creative works with technology law
  • Learn how to safeguard valuable information from potential fraudsters
  • Explore different mobile technologies
  • Understand various assessment tools
  • Earn a recognised qualification to help pursue new job opportunities


Module 01 : Introduction

  • Introduction
  • The Purpose of this course
  • Law can be vague
  • Geographical Perspective
  • Further Reading

Module 02 : The Nature of English Law

  • Introduction
  • Different Jurisdictions
  • Is IT Law Special?
  • The Nature Of The Adversaries
  • Sources Of Law
  • Common Law
  • Case Law
  • Equity
  • Statute Law
  • Judge-Made Law
  • Regulatory Law
  • Bases Of Legal Authority
  • Indigenous V. Europeanlaw
  • Law Merchant

Module 03 : Faulty Supplies

  • Introduction
  • Breach Of Contract V.Tort
  • It Contracts
  • Letters Of Intent
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Cloud Computing
  • Interpretation Of Contracts
  • Consequential Loss
  • Goods V.Services
  • Implied Terms
  • Unfair Terms
  • Development Risk
  • Torts
  • Strict Liability For Products
  • “Development Risks” In The Case Of Torts
  • The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence

Module 04 : Intellectual Property

  • Introduction
  • The Growing Importance Of Intangible Assets
  • Copyright And Patent
  • Do We Need Intellectual-Property Laws?
  • Copyright For Software
  • Two Software-Copyright Cases
  • Databases
  • The Focus Shifts From Copyright To Patent
  • Copyright Protection Inadequate
  • The Software Industry Has Changed
  • Patent Law Expanding Its Scope
  • The Nature Of Patent Law
  • Is Software Patentable?
  • Some Software-Patent Cases
  • The American Position
  • An Unstable Situation
  • Intellectual Property In Web Content

Module 05 : Law and Rapid Technical Change: A Case Study

  • Introduction
  • Film Versus Video
  • The Attorney General Seeks A Ruling
  • Porn Meets The Internet
  • Are Downloads Publications?
  • Censoring Videos
  • V. Fellows And Arnold
  • Allowing Downloads Is “Showing”
  • What Is A Copy Of A Photograph?
  • Uncertainties Remain
  • The Wider Implications

Module 06 : Personal Data Rights

  • Introduction
  • Data Protection And Freedom Of Information
  • The Freedom Of Information Act
  • Limiting The Burden
  • Implications For The Private Sector
  • Government Recalcitrance
  • Attitudes To Privacy
  • Is There A Right To Privacy In Britain?
  • The History Of Data Protection
  • The Data Protection Act In Outline
  • The Bodil Lindqvist Case
  • Strength Through Vagueness
  • The Data Protection Act In Moredetail
  • Dentifiable Persons
  • Active Consent
  • Sensitive Data
  • Use For Original Purposes And Keep No Longer Than Necessary
  • Notification
  • Processing Must Be Fair
  • Right To See And Correct Data, And Object To Processing
  • Safe Storage
  • Export Control
  • The Right To Be Forgotten
  • Is The Law Already Outdated?
  • Is Data Protection Law Workable?

Module 07 : Web Law

  • Introduction
  • Changing Social Attitudes To Internet Firms
  • Can Law Control The Internet?
  • Growing Disenchantment
  • The “Amazon Paradox”
  • The Internet And Contract
  • Trading Needs Contracts
  • Offers V. Invitations To Treat
  • Automated Trading
  • Time Of Contract Conclusion
  • Free Services
  • The Right To Link
  • Trademarks And Domain Names
  • Icann And The Multi-Stakeholder Model
  • Interflora V. Marks & Spencer
  • Web 2.0, Defamation, And “Hate Speech”
  • Slander And Libel
  • Distributors And Publishers
  • Godfrey V.Demon
  • The Mumsnet Case
  • Protection Dismantled
  • Libellous Tweets

Module 08 : Regulatory Compliance

  • Introduction
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Is Soft Law Damaging?
  • A Medium Of Regulation
  • Sarbanes-Oxley And After
  • Accessibility
  • E-Discovery
  • Punished For Misfortune?

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lessons at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to qualify in the course ‘Law for IT Level 4’ successfully, learners will take an online test with each module being rounded off with multiple-choice questions. This online test is marked automatically, so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


Upon the successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the “Certificate in Law for IT – Level 4”

Awarding Bodies

CPD is a leading awarding body in the United Kingdom that meets an excellent standard of high quality education. CPD is committed towards the enhancement of proficiency and personal skills in order to develop learners’ expertise and abilities. CPD ensures that both practical and academic qualifications assist individuals to re-skill or up-skill and maintain a competitive advantage in their chosen industry.


  • Gain an accredited UK qualification
  • Access to excellent quality study materials
  • Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card
  • Personalized learning experience
  • One year’s access to the course
  • Support by phone, live chat, and email

Who is this course for?

This course is recommended for,

  • Data Analyst
  • Privacy Manager
  • Cyber-Security Professional
  • Legal Engineer
  • Project Manager for technology


  • Learners should be over the age of 16, and have a basic understanding of English, ICT and numeracy.
  • A Level 3 or above qualification is desired
  • A sound educational background is recommended

Career path

The Certificate in Law for IT Level 4 will improve your candidature for a number of jobs in the cybersecurity and IT industries. Given below are job titles you can compete for,

  • Data Analyst – £54,000 (Approximately)
  • Cyber-Security Professional – £70,000 (Approximately)
  • Privacy Manager – £68,000 (Approximately)

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

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