The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook


This course focuses on fundamental concepts of privacy and privacy preserving data publishing. Data mining, which originated in marketing and has since spread into many other areas, including government, business, medicine and health care, introduced new privacy threats, especially when applied to data sets containing personal information about individuals. This course introduces the so-called privacy preserving data publishing.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand in-depth knowledge in a specific area of ICT

2. Improve communication skills

3. Improve capacity to undertake postgraduate research


This course will introduce - fundamental concepts of privacy - privacy laws and regulations - privacy quantification - privacy attacks and models - privacy preserving techniques.

Assumed knowledge

Permission from Head of Discipline

Assessment items

Project: Programming and Written Assignment

Presentation: Oral presentation

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term