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An independent community of scholars adding breadth and depth to research on the diverse interactions among technological change, law, and legal practice, enriching academic and policy debates. Driving considered reform of law through engagement with the legal profession, the judiciary, industry, government and the broader community, it incorporates a wide variety of more specific research streams including Data Justice, Data Protection and Surveillance, and Technologies and the Rule of Law.

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Competitive advantage

Expertise in:

  • The interaction between law and new technologies
  • Legal and ethical issues related to the use of Artificial Intelligence techniques including machine learning
  • Legal issues around the collection, storage and use of data, including in the context of defence and national security
  • Cyber security law and policy
  • Qualitative empirical research, including experience working with government agencies


  • Improved legal and policy framework for appropriate use of data and data analytics as well as for cyber security and cyber resilience
  • Submissions to Human Rights Commission, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy and the Intelligence Review, leading to participation in related events and influence over policy development nationally and internationally

Successful applications

  • Led projects in the Law and Policy Program of the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre
  • Led research on the use of Open Source data by government agencies (including Defence Science Technology), exploring issues in copyright, privacy law, and contract law

Our partners

  • The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation is a partnership between Allens Linklaters and UNSW Law.