Professor Lyria Bennett Moses is an Australian and global leader in the field of law and technology. Her research explores 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, the application of standard legal categories such as property in new socio-technical contexts, the use of technologically-specific and sui generis legal rules, and the problems of treating 'technology' as an object of regulation.
Lyria is a Key Researcher and Project Leader on the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre, exploring legal and policy issues surrounding the use of data and data analytics for law enforcement and national security. She shared the Australian Academy of Law Essay Prize exploring artificial intelligence in legal practice, courts and legal education. She teaches a course on Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice. Lyria is also Lead of the UNSW Grand Challenge on 'Living with 21st Century Technology', Chair of the Australia Chapter of the IEEE Society for the Social Implications of Technology, Academic Co-Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Community, and a PLuS Alliance Fellow.
Monika Zalnieriute's research explores the interplay between law, technology, and politics in Internet policy, international data privacy law and human rights in the digital age. 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 holds a PhD in Law from European University Institute in Florence; and just completed 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 is also 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. She provides legal research expertise on 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 currently serving 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; and sits on the International Committee of the Australian Privacy Foundation. She has published in 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 several edited collections and a monograph on Internet architecture and human rights.
A team performs best when it is underpinned by strong, resilient administrative processes, and the team has high levels of communication. Katrina Brookland has significant experience in both of these areas. She has a journalism qualification and has spent five years working as a daily newspaper reporter. Communication skills developed as a reporter have been relevant in other areas of her career including during a period spent at Telstra where Katrina was responsible for running the communication and engagement processes for hundreds of external and internal stakeholders. Katrina also has significant experience in technology companies and start-up environments. Katrina also worked on the first rendition of Sydney’s Opal Card project where she created and oversaw the contractually binding document control system and was responsible for the monthly reporting mechanism to the NSW Government. More recently Katrina held a senior Executive Assistant position at the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) where she helped manage the workload of the Executive Director of Business Development. This involved dealing with prominent Australian and international business leaders on a daily basis. Katrina has a passion for sustainability and has been involved in the development of local community gardens and the management of volunteers on sustainability initiatives.