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Technology and Jurisdiction Research Team

The Technology and Jurisdiction Research Team (TJRT) considers issues that arise at the intersection between law and emerging technologies. The TJRT has particular expertise in jurisdictional issues arising in the technology context, both from a theoretical and practical perspective.

Researchers in the TJRT also bring a wealth of both practical and theoretical experience in a range of related fields, including both private and public international law. Specifically, members of TJRT conduct research on internet law, cybercrime, cybersecurity, data privacy, international humanitarian law, defence law, the use of force, space law, and legal theory. TJRT members have researched and published widely in these fields.

The TJRT hosts workshops and conferences, including most recently, a successful colloquium at Bond University on the topic ‘Technology and Jurisdiction in Outer Space and Cyberspace'. 

Members of the TJRT include:

The TJRT has formal links with industry and leading experts from other institutions, including Dr Samuli Haataja (Griffith University).

The Developing Concept of Sovereignty: Considerations for Defence Operations in Cyberspace and Outer Space

The TJRT was awarded a Department of Defence Strategic Policy Grant in 2020. The grant supported research into the concept of 'sovereignty' within the cyber and space domains against Australia's national and strategic interests. You can read the final report here.