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(Legal) Challenges for a Cyber-Physical World

International Symposium, 24-25 March 2022

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The UNSW Allens Hub (Challenges for a Cyber-Physical World stream) held a series of invited talks from leading international and Australian legal scholars on (Legal) Challenges of a Cyber-Physical World on 24-25 March 2022.

Conference organiser and co-chair: Dr Kayleen Manwaring, UNSW Allens Hub Senior Research Fellow (2022) and Challenges for a Cyber-Physical World Stream Lead

Co-chair: Professor Lyria Bennett Moses, Director of the UNSW Allens Hub, UNSW Law & Justice Associate Dean (Research), Co-Lead, Cyber Security Law & Policy, Cyber Security CRC

Topics, speakers, related publications and recordings (recordings are being edited and uploaded one by one – follow @UNSWAllensHub #lccpw for announcement when each is being released on this site)

DNA and wearables: risks for consumers (Dr Andelka Phillips, University of Queensland and Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) University of Oxford) (link to related book on JStor and book chapter details) (Recording of the presentation)

The Disappearing Computer: Consent and Disclosure in the World of Smart Objects (Dr Eliza Mik, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) – Faculty of Law; TILT; Melbourne Law School). (Article published in the European Journal of Consumer Law) (Recording of the presentation)

A commercial law of privacy and security for the Internet of Things (Prof Stacy-Ann Elvy, Professor of Law and Martin Luther King, Jnr Hall Research Scholar, UC Davis) (book from Cambridge University Press) (no recording available)

Facial recognition model law (Prof Ed Santow, Industry Professor – Responsible Technology, UTS Centre for Social Justice & Inclusion, University of Technology, Sydney, and former Australian Human Rights Commissioner). (Recording of the presentation)

Establishing consistent regulation for the Internet of Things: ‘joining up’ data security, consumer protection and data privacy (Prof David Lindsay, Dr Evana Wright and Dr Genevieve Wilkinson, University of Technology, Sydney) (ACCAN project page) (Recording of the presentation)

Bearing faults in freight drones: legal liability (Prof Prue Vines, Co-Director, Private Law Research and Policy Group, School of Private & Commercial Law, University of New South Wales) (project description available on DGFI site under ‘Investigation of Legal and Engineering Requirements for Detection of Bearing Faults in Drone Motors’) (Recording of the presentation)

The Role of Consumer Protection Law in Responding to the Accessibility and Equity Risks of ‘Intelligent’ Consumer Products (Prof Jeannie Paterson, Co-Director of Centre for AI and Digital Ethics, University of Melbourne, and Dr Yvette Maker, University of Tasmania) (see related work) (Recording of the presentation)

Legal challenges for autonomous vehicles (Prof Tania Leiman, Dean of Law, Flinders University) (Recording of the presentation)

Smart Parenting? The Internet of Things, Children’s Privacy, and Data Justice (Dr Monique Mann, Deakin University) (article published with Dr Michael Wilson and Dr Ian Warren in the (2022) 30 International Journal of Children’s Rights 204) (Recording of the presentation)

Lawyering in the Age of Digitalisation (Professor Mzukisi Njotini, Dean of the Nelson R Mandela School of Law at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa) (Recording of the presentation)

Unfortunately, A/Prof Guido Noto La Diega and Dr Lachlan Urquhart could not deliver their talks due to strike action at Stirling and Edinburgh. For more information on their topics, you can view information on:

Any queries about the conference, please contact the conference organiser, Kayleen Manwaring, on