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New technologies and the law

How can we ensure that technological innovations respect our rights?  

Technology is embedded in our everyday lives and is also becoming more and more autonomous. These technological developments happen so quickly that they can outpace the institutions that democratic societies have built to protect our rights and basic freedoms. Frontline problems with privacy, surveillance, and the use of data show how technological transformations can crash into our lives.

Leading European authority on the intersection of technology and the law Mireille Hildebrandt, in conversation with UNSW cybersecurity expert Richard Buckland dissect this ever more prevalent tension.

The minute it’s perfect, it’s already imperfect and that’s grace, we should be grateful for that.

Mireille Hildebrandt

This love of imperfection or cherishing of it, and not giving up in the face of it is what makes all successful computer science and all successful software development and presumably all successful law

Richard Buckland

Co-presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and the Australian Society for Computers and Law.  

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