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Dr Kobi Leins - Teaching - Image by Edwin Andrade
Dr Kobi Leins - Teaching


Public International Law, Melbourne University Law School

AI, Ethics and the Law, Melbourne University Law School

Digital Ethics and Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and IT



Australian Cyberlaw Map - cofounded the first online partially crowd-sourced database for Cyberlaw in Australia

There is ample law that governs cyber in Australia, but much of it is unknown. An example of this ignorance is the map created by Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI) and Deloitte showing that Australia has "no dedicated cyber security law". The misunderstanding arises because, while Australia has no piece of legislation dedicated solely to cyber security, it has a range of laws with similar effect that operate in areas such as critical infrastructure protection, criminal law, telecommunications regulation, privacy and consumer law.

The first phase of this project will create a map of Australian laws that impact on cyber security and cyber resilience, to be hosted as a wiki by AustLII Communities, in order to both (a) enhance national and international understanding of Australian law in this area, and (b) to build a community of experts and practitioners in this area appraised of developments in adjacent cyber law.

Later phases of this project will identify gaps in the existing law that require rectification or further regulation, and develop a matrix for other countries to similarly map their legal capabilities.

 Cyber Law Map Image

Project Partners: Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII); University of Melbourne, Centre for AI and Digital Ethics; UNSW Sydney, The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation; Defence Science Institute