This page includes events run by the Centre as part of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Series, and others run by or featuring centre associates and collaborators to which interested parties may seek invitations.

CLE and conferences on cyberspace law

The Centre holds public seminars and conferences on cyberspace law and policy, and practical workshops covering 'the nuts and bolts' of dealing with certain issues and procedures. They generally run in half or two day blocks. These events are run in conjunction with UNSW Law Faculty's Centre for Continuing Legal Education (CLE), who take registrations, and they entitle legal practitioner attendees to credits for mandatory CLE. They are of interest to professionals, academics and advocates from a range of relevant disciplines. This year's Programme is below; it is updated as details are finalised.

LawTechTalks and seminars

Since 2003 we've delivered an ad hoc series of short talks and seminars on a diverse range of cyberspace issues presented by expert visitors and researchers. Those held on campus at UNSW are usually called 'LawTechTalks'. The Centre and its partners invite interested students and academics of many disciplines, as well as advocates, media, policymakers and practitioners. The typical format is a 40 minute paper then 20 minutes for discussion. Attendance at UNSW venues is free. Members of the public may also be able to attend outside sessions at a moderate cost. See the programme below.

Symposia and Forums on public policy in cyberspace

From 2002 the Centre has hosted a series of expert symposia on 'Public Policy in Cyberspace'. These symposia are usually half or one day meetings to which the Centre invites policy makers, technical and legal experts involved in an area of cyberspace regulation, governance and policy where there are important public interest issues to be decided. The format is based around a structured, round table discussion, introduced by a number of short prepared papers.

2010 Events Programme

The programme of events hosted by or closely connected with the centre is below, and is will be updated as items are confirmed. Contact us for details.

Type and location
Event - links to more details
2 March 2010
CLE seminar, CBD Sydney

Privacy in the Asia-Pacific: 2010 Update: A comprehensive survey of privacy and data protection in the region – here for brochure

Prof Graham Greenleaf
3-4 March 2010
Symposium, UNSW Law moot court

International perspectives on privacy regulation: Privacy Principles in Asia Pacific economies compared, workshop for 20 international scholars.

Prof Graham Greenleaf
22-24 April
Kuala Lumpur
Consumers International A2K conference: D. Vaile releases centre's interim report on 2006 Copyright Act changes, arising from the Unlocking IP project.
Jeremy Malcolm
14 September
Media Launch,
ACCAN Sydney
Research report: Connolly, C and Vaile, D. Communications privacy complaints: in search of the right path, CLPC for Australian Communications Consumer Action Network
Teresa Corbin
15 September
LawTechTalk, UNSW
How law represents the Japanese sense of information privacy, by Professor Andrew Adams, Professor of Information Ethics, Graduate School, Meiji University, Tokyo
David Vaile
16 September
Consumers International, Kuala Lumpur
Research report: Vaile, D. 'Shifting Sands? The moderate impact of Australia’s 2006 copyright exceptions,' A2K for Consumers: Reports of Campaigns and Reports 2008-2010, CLPC for Consumers International
J Malcolm
30 September
Sydney CBD, Baker & McKenzie

ISP-level Internet 'filtering': the path to Deep Packet Inspection, A Maurushat and Prof Vijay Varadharajan, co-hosted with IEEE SSIT, at Baker & McKenzie.

Lyria Bennett Moses
27 October
Launch, Sydney CBD, Freehills

UNSW Law Journal Forum 16(1) on Cyberspace Law, ed. (former intern) R Watt, contributions by A Maurushat, L Bennett Moses and A Steel, guest editorial by D Vaile; hosted by Freehills.

Journal editor

Workshop, UNSW Moot court
Copyright Orphan works problems and solutions.
David Vaile
LawTechTalk, UNSW
Indonesian privacy law, visiting Professor Sinta Rosadi Dewi.

Prof Graham Greenleaf

"CLE" = Continuing Legal Education conference, seminar or workshop (jointly with UNSW CLE and Cyberspace LPC)

"Symposium" = Public Policy in Cyberspace symposium

"LawTechTalk" = Occasional seminars with visiting experts at UNSW, sometimes in conjunction with a faculty seminar.

For further information on these events, please contact our office.

Events in other years