The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, publicly launched on 14 March 2018, will be a global leader in solving legal problems, communicating solutions and exploring issues arising from technological innovation. It will be a collaborative base for researchers across multiple disciplines, the industry, the legal profession, government, and civil society to engage with questions arising from technological change and innovation. The Hub will be forward-looking, developing creative, well researched solutions to emerging – and yet to emerge – problems, while deepening understanding of the complex, dynamic relationship between law and technology. It will have a prominent national and international profile as its members will be active in academic, industry and public debates about regulatory and policy change in these areas.

The Hub is also the home of FLIP Stream, a joint initiative of UNSW Law and the Law Society of New South Wales.

Read more about the hub.


Featured conversation

The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation recently supported the visit of Professor Joseph Cannataci, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, to Australia to consult on Big Data–Open Data, which considers the advent of, international standards for, and regulation of, modern data technologies, and their impact on the human right to privacy.

Watch the video for his insights on the rapidly changing global privacy landscape.

Partner Michael Park and Professor Cannataci discuss:

  • the tensions associated with protecting individual privacy and the increasing availability and use of digital data;
  • the benefits of a comprehensive privacy protection framework for individuals and businesses; and
  • the risks associated with de-identification of data.