One full credit.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Use the definitions of business intelligence and competitive intelligence, as learned in BIT701, and apply that understanding in to the context of the political / legal environment that effects risk and threat situations afflicting enterprises.
2. Define the privacy issues that currently effect Canadian enterprises in the context of existing regulations, such as Bill C6.
3. Evaluate the circumstances of Employee monitoring (email filtering) within an enterprise related to the relevant provincial and federal rules and regulations.
4. Identify risk and threat situations that an enterprise faces in the context of patents and licensing of proprietary technologies and processes.
5. Identify resources within federal and provincial police and security agencies relevant to helping enterprises protect proprietary technologies and processes and maintain business continuity.
6. Understand the fundamentals of an organization’s liability (employee liability, customer liability) as it seeks to acquire and use Business Intelligence – especially in the context of the Canadian political / legal / regulatory environment. (Eg. Air Canada vs. WestJet)
7. Understand how various
provincial and federal and international jurisdictional issues can effect
the ability of an enterprise to acquire and use Business Intelligence.
Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.
To support academic honesty
at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity
and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please
visit the Academic Honesty site on http://learningcommons.senecacollege.ca
for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Resolution, Equity and Diversity Centre at ext. 2078 or via email at Human.Rights@senecac.on.ca.
Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counseling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 2900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.
Subject Outline Information specific to your school
Last Updated: June, 2006
Copyright © 2006 Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ontario, Canada
Outline: BIT 704
Legal Issues – Copyright issues, Patent issues, Privacy issues and Canadian legal issues regarding business intelligence
See "Detailed Subject Outline" at the end of this document.
Modes of Instruction
There will be one classroom lecture and one online lecture per week. Instruction will include interactive lectures, guided design, group-centered discussions, case studies, collaborative discussions, seminars, team-based learning with a heavy emphasis on accessing stories in online and print media regarding the course topics.
Prescribed Texts and Tutorials
• Internet Law in Canada,
3rd Edition by Geist.
• Security Policies and Procedures by Sari Greene
• Electronic Commerce: Security, Risk Management, and Control
by Greenstein ISBN 0-07-229289-x
• The professor will provide additional information as needed through the professor’s website.
Modes of Evaluation
The development of the critical concepts in this course is accomplished through an interactive learning process involving live exchanges between the instructor and learners, and weekly posted online discussions between students and an instructor moderator. An overview of the critical components is provided through mini-lectures, question and answers, and team learning activities. Seminars are used to further refine concepts and build team interactions through the analysis of case studies.
Class Participation / contribution 20%
Final Team Project 30%
As a business student, you are expected to behave in a professional, business-like manner. Evaluation methods and standards are modeled on business acumen and professionalism.
• Obtaining information from the professor’s website and reading a major daily Canadian newspaper is mandatory for this subject.
• Absence shall not constitute a reason for late work or lack of knowledge about topics covered or assigned.
• For written reports, cite all supporting material – especially material from online sources.
A+ 90% - 100% 4.0
A 80% - 89% 4.0
B+ 75% - 79% 3.5
B 70% - 74% 3.0
C+ 65% - 69% 2.5
C 60% - 64% 2.0
D 55% - 59% 1.0
F 0% - 54% 0.0
Students are required to display ability both in oral and written communications commensurate with professional standards. All submitted material (including tests, assignments, projects, case studies, etc.) will be graded according to acceptable English standards both in form and in content. (Handout)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room M500 Extension 7534
Approved by: ___________________________
Angela Zigras, Academic Chair
School of Marketing and e-Business
DETAILED TOPIC OUTLINE
Last Updated: Summer 2006
Instructor reserves the right to update the outline when required.