RUMLAE Digital Resilience Conference
On 4 September 2023, RUMLAE’s inaugural Digital Resilience Conference was held at the Ingkarni Wardli Building at the University of Adelaide. A diverse range of topics were canvassed, including the international law governing cyber operations and cyberweapons, regulation of company action in response to cybersecurity concerns, potential control of misinformation and disinformation in Australia and abroad, and the practical and legal management of data breach incidents. The day featured presentations from a number of Adelaide Law School academics and students, including Professor Dale Stephens, Emeritus Professor Christopher Symes, Associate Professor Beth Nosworthy and PhD student Karina Galliford.
RUMLAE was also delighted to welcome contributions from external speakers including: Dr Susanne Lloyd-Jones, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation; Mark Giddings, Principal at LK Law; Aneta Peretko, Senior Federal Prosecutor at the Commonwealth DPP; Debra Camden, Principal of PRISM Communications; and connecting remotely all the way from London, John Small, Associate Director of M&A Insurance and Captain in the British Army Reserve.
The event was conceived by Professor Matthew Stubbs under a grant that RUMLAE had been awarded. It was expertly organised and managed by Adelaide Law School Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Samuel White.
The Conference also offered a great opportunity for several of the undergraduate law students involved with RUMLAE and other Adelaide Law School academic research units to try their hand at presenting – those involved included Elizabeth Watford, Socrates Giatrakos, Hamish McNamara, Nick Snow and Joanna Jarose.