ADM+S Chief Investigator Nic Suzor


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Nicolas Suzor researches the regulation of networked society.

He is a Professor the Law School at Queensland University of Technology, and a Chief Investigator of QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre.

He is also a Chief Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society.

Nic is a member of the Oversight Board, an independent organisation that hears appeals and makes binding decisions about what content Facebook and Instagram should allow or remove, based on international human rights norms.

His research examines the governance of the internet and social networks, the regulation of automated systems, digital copyright, and knowledge commons.

He is the author of Lawless: the secret rules that govern our digital lives (Cambridge, 2019).

Nic teaches intellectual property and technology law at QUT.

He is an award winning educator, receiving QUT’s David Gardiner Teacher of the Year medal in 2016 and was nationally recognised as a recipient of an Australian Awards for University Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2017 for his engaging and innovative teaching.