DGA’s first event for 2018 will focus on the rapidly evolving community expectations in Australia around digital rights.
The University of Sydney has been examining how these emerging areas are changing the face of data governance across the country. Hear from two of the authors of the resulting research paper Digital Rights in Australia about what they found.
Date: 13 March
Cost: FREE for DGA members
$20 for non-members
Speakers: Professors Ariadne Vromen and Kimberlee Weatherall
Ariadne Vromen is Professor of Political Sociology in the Department of Government and International Relations, at the University of Sydney. She has undertaken extensive research on young people’s political participation, including her collaborative project The Civic Network on how young people use social media for politics in Australia, the UK and USA. Her new book Digital Citizenship and Political Engagement (2017) looks at the rise of digital activism in Australian advocacy politics. Her three current projects include: an ARC-funded project on the rise of crowdsourced politics via online petitions and donations; and two large Sydney funded collaborative projects on public attitudes towards digital rights and governance; and young women’s attitudes towards the future of work in Australia.
Kimberlee Weatherall is a Professor of Law at the University of Sydney Law School, teaching and researching across intellectual property law and the IP-trade nexus, with a long interest in the intersections between law and digital technologies. She has published in a range of Australian and international journals, has been invited to speak in the US, Japan, Taiwan, China, the UK, Europe, Singapore and New Zealand, and regularly gives expert evidence to Parliamentary and law reform committees. She has been a member of the Law Council of Australia IP Committee since 2006, was member of the Commonwealth Government’s Advisory Council on Intellectual Property 2013-2015 and is a member of the Board of the Australian Digital Alliance. She has also taught subjects focusing on the relationship between law and the internet and, more recently, a Masters course in Information Law.