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2017.03.27 - Seminar & Book Launch - Private Power, Online Information Flow...
Mon. 27 March 2017, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEST
Seminar and Book Launch - Private Power, Online Information Flows and Global Laws
Please join members of the Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program for light refreshments at 5.00pm followed by the seminar and book launch at 5.30pm.
Date: Monday 27 March 2017
When: 5.00pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Room U214, Level 2, U Block,
QUT Gardens Point Campus,
2 George Street, Brisbane
Register: by Sunday 26 March 2017
Abstract: The emergence of very large transnational private companies which provide critical Internet infrastructure and services has brought with it corresponding concerns about the power of these companies to control, surveil and otherwise influence our communications. Many of these companies also gather vast amounts of data by, and about their users – a bank of data which has proved attractive to the public power of nation-states’ security and law enforcement agencies, which have accessed it in less than transparent and legitimate ways, as Edward Snowden’s revelations from 2013 attest.
Against this backdrop, this event considers how different jurisdictions’ legal, regulatory and policy frameworks, including antitrust/competition, sector-specific regulation and human/constitutional rights have been addressing digital dominance issues. Some key topics, including net neutrality in the US & EU, the competition investigations into Google and the emergence of cloud computing, will be covered in order to determine how well existing legal systems are able to protect individual Internet users’ interests vis-à-vis private power online.
Dr Angela Daly, QUT Faculty of Law
Dr Mark Burdon, University of Queensland Faculty of Law
Professor Pat Aufderheide, American University, Visiting Fulbright Fellow at QUT Digital Media Research Centre
Professor Matthew Rimmer, QUT Faculty of Law
The event will conclude with the launch of Dr Angela Daly's new book, Private Power, Online Information Flows and EU Law: Mind Gap (Hart, 2016).