Associate Professor
Mark Burdon

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Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Law


Personal details

Positions

Associate Professor
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Law

Keywords

Information Privacy, Privacy Law, Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Information Security regulation, RegTech

Discipline

Law, Policy and Administration, Other Information and Computing Sciences

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Master of Science (University of London)

Teaching

I currently teach the information privacy elements of LLB250 'Law, Privacy and Data Ethics.'

LLB250 Overview

We live in an era where major advances in data-driven technologies are fundamentally changing many aspects of society. These technologies are not only becoming crucial to many businesses, which seek new avenues for creating competitive advantages and value, but also increasingly enmeshed in aspects of our everyday lives. This unit, therefore, explores the legal, ethical and social challenges raised by data-driven technologies in two main parts. The first centres on the information privacy law issues that arise from large-scale collection and aggregation of person information the second relates to the application of data analytics. Exploration of the challenges raised by different technologies across both parts of this unit are guided by broader considerations of fairness, accountability and transparency (FAT).

Teaching Style

I use an inquiry-based learning approach that embeds consideration of critical questions in real-life practice. The mechanics of information privacy law can be 'dry' and it is in real-life and relevant application where the importance of fully appreciating the law's true importance becomes apparent. My teaching of information privacy law thus embeds students within their own use of everyday devices and platforms to critically examine new data collection business models and the application of law.

Publications

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Supervision

Current supervisions

  • The Datafied Polity: Protecting Voter Privacy in the Context of Data-Driven Political Campaigning
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Nicolas Suzor
  • THE INFORMATION PRIVACY LAW CHALLENGES PRESENTED BY HIGHLY CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES (CAVS) - A HUMAN CENTRED DESIGN APPROACH TO LAW REFORM
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Belinda Bennett
  • MAPPING THE LEGAL BOUNDARIES OF MOBILE AND WEARABLE DEVICE (MWD) DATA FLOWS IN SAFE, HEALTHY AND PRODUCTIVE AUSTRALIAN WORK SETTINGS
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Richard Johnstone, Professor Kieran Tranter
  • Data Portability Rights in Australian Digital Agriculture: Improving Data Governance for Sustainable Agriculture
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Nicolas Suzor, Dr Joanne Gray
  • Trustworthiness and Automated Decision-making Systems in the Law
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Sharon Christensen, Professor Nicolas Suzor