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Law, Technology and Humans Volume 4 Issue 1

A new issue of Law, Technology and Humans has been published.

From UNSW, Australia Lyria Bennett Moses, Jan Breckenridge, Joshua Gibson and Georgia Lyons provide an analyses of technology-facilitated domestic and family violence (TFDFV) through a privacy lens—drawing on privacy and DFV literature. Charles Lawson addresses the concerns related to informational language in the context of genetic resources, specifically the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). From Vellore Institute of Technology, Tania Sebastian explores the water–climate nexus through the case study of Chennai, in India and the need for a holistic approach to climate change and the ongoing water crisis that invites better interventions, particularly in terms of technology, to address the crisis.

The activities of state-sponsored hackers, who operate with a ‘for-profit’ motivation and engage in a form of cyber disruption designed to gain an advantage are discussed by Josephine Dwan, Tamsin Paige and Rob McLaughlin who use the cyber-privateer analogy to understand relationships and motives. Daria Onitiu scrutinises the meaning of the right to privacy in terms of identity construction, focusing on the meaning of ‘identity’ in fashion studies, while Helen Gregorczuk contends that large-scale data-gathering and ‘retail analytics’, can be a significant privacy problem in the way it normalises surveillance and the datafication of daily life. Finally, with a central theme focused on trust at the heart of healthcare relationships, Bernadette Richards, Susannah Sage Jacobson, Mianna Lotz and Wendy Rogers explore the nature of trust alongside the models of regulation of the medical device industry. The authors argue that MDRs may currently present a threat to both the interpersonal and the institutional trust of patients, and that regulation and policy responses are appropriate ways to address this risk.

Law, Technology and Humans (ISSN 2652-4074) is an innovative open access journal dedicated to research and scholarship on the human and humanity of law and technology. Sponsored by the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Law, Technology and Humans is advised by a leading International Editorial Board. In 2021 it was awarded the DOAJ Seal reflecting best practices in open access publishing. The Journal is indexed in international databases including Scopus.

Submissions are now being accepted for the next issue.

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