Researcher

Dr Monika Zalnieriute

My Expertise

Intersections between international law, Information Policy and Internet Governance, human rights in the digital age, international data privacy law, and EU data protection law, data-driven discrimination, automation of government decision-making, LGBTI rights and feminist theory. 

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Monika Zalnieriute is a Research Fellow at the Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation. Monika’s research explores the interplay between law, technology, and politics, and focuses on Internet policy, international data privacy law and human rights in the digital age. Her work also addresses intersection between feminist theory, LGBTI rights and Internet Platforms.

Monika holds a PhD in Law from European University Institute in Florence....view more

Monika Zalnieriute is a Research Fellow at the Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation. Monika’s research explores the interplay between law, technology, and politics, and focuses on Internet policy, international data privacy law and human rights in the digital age. Her work also addresses intersection between feminist theory, LGBTI rights and Internet Platforms.

Monika holds a PhD in Law from European University Institute in Florence. She has previously held a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, where she worked on the digital rights and discrimination of marginalized groups online. Monika believes that research only matters if it has a strong and tangible impact well beyond academia; and thus is actively engaged both within academic, civil society and policy-making circles. She is founding Director of a researched-based advocacy organization ‘ZEPHIRO: Progressive Platform for Human Rights’ in Vilnius, Lithuania; and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Media, Data and Society at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Monika provides legal research expertise on data-driven discrimination, data privacy and freedom of expression issues to the World Health Organization, Council of Europe and non-governmental organizations, such as Article 19 and Privacy International. Monika is sits on the International Committee of the Australian Privacy Foundation, and has served on the Executive Committee of the NCSG in ICANN, where she works towards the strengthening of the human rights protection within ICANN policies and procedures.  

Monika has published in Modern Law Review, European Journal of International Law, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Computer Law & Security Review and International Data Privacy Law, and is currently working on a monograph on Internet architecture and human rights. These days Monika spends a lot of her time thinking and writing about the rule of law and automation of government decision-making.


My Teaching

LAWS 8037 / JURD 7437 Surveillance, Security & Democracy

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Location

The Law Building (F8) Room 345
University of New South Wales
UNSW Kensington Campus
Sydney NSW 2052
Australia
(Access via Gate 2 off High Street)