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COVID-19 mobile phone contact tracing and information privacy law

With the release of the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe App this week, Mark Burdon, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, has published a timely two-part blog for the Cambridge University Press on the use of COVID-19 contact tracing technologies.

Part one examines recent developments in mobile phone contact tracing and part two outlines current and future information privacy law implications.

Hardcopy cover of Digital Data Collection and Information Privacy Law by Mark BurdonMark has also published a book this month with Cambridge University Press, Digital Data Collection and Information Privacy Law, which argues for the reformulation of information privacy law to regulate new power consequences of ubiquitous data collection.

Digital Data Collection and Information Privacy Law is available now in hard copy and as an eBook.

About Mark Burdon

Mark Burdon is an Associate Professor in the QUT Faculty of Law. Mark’s research interests are privacy, information privacy law and the regulation of information security. His recent work focuses on the privacy issues that arise from smart homes,  particularly involving domestic violence reporting and the commercial use of smart home event data.

You can learn more about Mark and his research and publications in his staff profile.

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