Researcher

Professor Lyria Bennett Moses

My Expertise

Law and technological change, legal and policy issues for big data, legal issues around automation of government decision-making, law and policy for cyber security

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Law and Society, Law not elsewhere classified

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Biography

Lyria is Director of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW Sydney. She is also co-lead of the Law and Policy theme in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre. Lyria's research explores issues around the relationship between technology and law, including the types of legal issues that arise as technology changes, how these issues are addressed in Australia and other...view more

Lyria is Director of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW Sydney. She is also co-lead of the Law and Policy theme in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre. Lyria's research explores issues around the relationship between technology and law, including the types of legal issues that arise as technology changes, how these issues are addressed in Australia and other jurisdictions, and the problems of treating “technology” as an object of regulation. Recently, she has been working on legal and policy issues associated with the use of artificial intelligence (with a book co-authored with Dr Michael Guihot and published by LexisNexis on Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Law and ongoing work on standards through Standards Australia and IEEE), the appropriate legal framework for enhancing cyber security (through the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre), and oversight for law enforcement intelligence (Canadian SSHRC partnership grant). Lyria is a member of the editorial boards for Technology and Regulation; Law, Technology and Humans; Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Research in Computational Law; and Law in Context. She is on the NSW Information and Privacy Advisory Committee, the Executive Committee of the Australian Chapter of the IEEE’s Society for the Social Implications of Technology, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.


My Grants

Cyber Security CRC

Theme co-lead, Law and Policy

Project - Data 'sharing': Clarity in contracting

Data to Decisions CRC

Project D. Articulating law and policy principles for guiding Big Data usage for defence, national security and law enforcement purposes (complete)

Project B4. Practical perspectives on a balanced, enabling regulatory framework for data-based decision-support technologies used by law enforcement and national security in Australia (complete)

Project B2. Practical perspectives on a balanced, enabling regulatory framework for data-based decision-support technologies used by law enforcement and national security in Australia: Information sharing and the NCIS (complete)

Project A: Designing a balanced, enabling regulatory framework for data-based decision-support technologies used by law enforcement and national security in Australia (complete)

Big Data and National Security: Comparative International Perspectives on Strategy, Policy and Law (complete)

Partnership Development Grant (SSHRC Canada)

Conceptions of Intelligence: Building a Cross National Comparative Analysis of Practices and Frameworks for Policing (current)

PLUS Alliance

PLuS Alliance Grant: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Knowledge-­‐to-­‐ Action Framework for Implementation and Evaluation (complete)

UNSW

UNSW SEF Aligning learning, assessment and technology: trialling use of computers by students to complete examinations (complete)

UNSW Goldstar Adapting Law to New Technology (complete)

UNSW FRG Internet Content Regulation (complete)

UNSW ECR Virtual Worlds (complete)

 


My Qualifications

LLB (UNSW)

BSc Hons 1 (UNSW)

LLM (Columbia)

JSD (Columbia)

Grad Dip Legal Practice (College of Law)


My Awards

2020 Jones Day Professor in Commercial Law, Singapore Management University

UNSW Law Dean's Leadership Award (2018)

Data to Decisions CRC - CEO's Award (2017) and Team Collaboration Award (2016)

Australian Academy of Law Essay Prize (shared 2016)

UNSW Goldstar (2013)

Equal first place, Graduate Student Paper Competition, International Association of Science, Technology and Society (IALTS) (2007)

University Medal in Pure Mathematics (1999)


My Research Activities

Co-lead of the Law and Policy theme in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre: Developing a program of research exploring how law and policy can enhance cyber security practice.

Exploring a range of issues associated with automation of government decision-making and "rules as code" practices.

Comparative research on oversight of law enforcement intelligence. 


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Law and technology


Currently supervising

Daniel Cater, Data Privacy and National Security Powers: The theoretical and practical impact of citizenship and location

John Fitzgerald, Drawing and counting legislation - will it help?

Alexandre Fleck, What is the interaction among law, social movements, and social media - a case study on the #NeverAgain movement on gun control

Clare Daniel, Design of smart planning evaluation systems

 


My Engagement

Director, Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation

Past Chair, IEEE Society on the Social Implications of Technology (SSIT), Australia Chapter

Member of Editorial Board, Technology and Regulation

Member of Editorial Board, Law, Technology and Humans

Member of International Editorial Board, Law in Context

Member, Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences

Member, Medico-Legal Society of New South Wales


My Teaching

LAWS 3040 Regulation for Cyber Security

LAWS3196/JURD7596 Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice

LAWS2385/JURD7285 Equity and Trusts

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Location

Room 303
Level 3 (South East side)
The Law Building (F8)
University of New South Wales
UNSW Kensington Campus
Sydney NSW 2052
Australia
(Access via Gate 2 off High Street)

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Contact

+61-2-9065 8408
+61 2 9385 1175