Professor Lyria Bennett Moses

LLB (UNSW)

BSc Hons 1 (UNSW)

LLM (Columbia)

JSD (Columbia)

Grad Dip Legal Practice (College of Law)

Lyria is Director of the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and a Professor in the Faculty of Law at UNSW Sydney. Lyria's research explores issues around the relationship between technology and law, including the types of legal issues that arise as technology changes, how these issues are addressed in Australia and other jurisdictions, and the problems of treating “technology” as an object of regulation. Lyria has been a Key Researcher and Project Leader on the Data to Decisions CRC, exploring legal and policy issues surrounding the use of data and data analytics for defence, national security and law enforcement. She is a member of the Editorial Board for Technology and Regulation, Law, Technology and Humans, and the Property Law Review. Lyria is also Co-Chair of the Young Leadership Dialogue and Lead of the UNSW Grand Challenge on “Living with 21st Century Technology”.

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Book Chapters

Bennett Moses L; Edgeworth B, 2019, 'Statutes in a Web of Law', in Vines P; Donald SM (ed.), Statutory Interpreation in Private Law, pp. 115 - 134

Bulmer M; Solomos J, 2019, 'Introduction', in ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES, edn. 3, ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, pp. 329 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2019.1538532

Chan J; Bennett Moses L, 2019, 'Can "Big Data" Analytics Predict Policing Practice?', in Security and Risk Technologies in Criminal Justice: Critical Perspectives, Canadian Scholars’ Press

Chan J; Johns F; Bennett Moses L, 2018, 'Academic Metrics and Positioning Strategies', in Ajana B (ed.), Metric Culture Ontologies of Self-Tracking Practices, Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley UK, pp. 177 - 195, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78743-289-520181010

Bennett Moses LK, 2018, 'The Need for Lawyers', in Lindgren K; Kunc F; Coper M (ed.), The Future of Australian Legal Education, Lawbook Company, pp. 355 - 372

Bennett Moses LK; Chan J, 2018, 'Doing Criminological Research on Big Data, Analytics and Predictive Policing', in Davies P; Francis P (ed.), Doing Criminological Research, edn. 3, Sage, https://au.sagepub.com/en-gb/oce/doing-criminological-research/book243822#contents

Bennett Moses LK, 2017, 'Regulating in the Face of Socio-Technical Change', in Brownsword R; Yeung K; Scotford E (ed.), Oxford Handbook of the Law and Regulation of Technology, Oxford University Press, Oxford, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-law-regulation-and-technology-9780199680832?cc=au&lang=en&#

Bennett Moses LK, 2014, 'The Problems with Alternatives: The importance of property law in regulating excised human tissue and in vitro human embryos', in Goold I; Herring J; Greasley K; Skene L (ed.), Persons, Parts and Property, Hart Pub Limited, pp. 197 - 214, http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?isbn=9781849465465

Bennett Moses LK, 2013, 'Bridging distances in approach: sharing ideas about technology regulation', in Leenes R; Kosta E (ed.), Bridging distances in technology and regulation, edn. Original, Wolf Legal, Oisterwijk, pp. 37 - 51

Moses LB, 2011, 'Sui Generis Rules', in Marchant GE; Allenby BR; Herkert JR (ed.), GROWING GAP BETWEEN EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND LEGAL-ETHICAL OVERSIGHT: THE PACING PROBLEM, edn. International Library of Ethics Law and Technology, SPRINGER, pp. 77 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1356-7_6

Bennett Moses LK; Edgeworth B; Sherry CS, 2010, 'Introduction', in Moses LB; Edgeworth B; Sherry C (ed.), Property and Security: Selected Essays, edn. Original, Lawbook Co., Pyrmont NSW, pp. 1 - 11

Bennett Moses LK, 2010, 'Equity and Form: Writing Requirements for Equitable Dealings in Personalty', in Bennett Moses L; Edgeworth B; Sherry C (ed.), Property and Security: Selected Essays, edn. 1, Lawbook Co., Pyrmont NSW, pp. 15 - 32

Books

Grant D; Moses LB, 2017, Technology and the Trajectory of Myth, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK

Bennett Moses L; Edgeworth B; Sherry C, (eds.), 2010, Property and Security: Selected Essays, ThomsonReuters, Sydney

Bennett Moses L; Edgeworth B; Sherry C, (eds.), 2010, Property and Security: Selected Essays, ThomsonReuters, Sydney

Conference Papers

Bennett Moses L; Goré R; Levy R; Pattinson D; Tiwari M, 2017, 'No more excuses: Automated synthesis of practical and verifiable vote-counting programs for complex voting schemes', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 66 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68687-5_5

Maurushat A; Bennett-Moses L; Vaile D, 2015, 'Using 'big' metadata for criminal intelligence: Understanding limitations and appropriate safeguards', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, pp. 196 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2746090.2746110

Journal articles

Weston C; Bennett-Moses L; Sanders C, 2019, 'The changing role of the law enforcement analyst: clarifying core competencies for analysts and supervisors through empirical research', Policing and Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2018.1564751

Zalnieriute M; Moses LB; Williams G, 2019, 'The rule of law and automation of government decision-making', Modern Law Review, vol. 82, pp. 425 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-2230.12412

Bennett Moses L; Chan J, 2018, 'Algorithmic prediction in policing: assumptions, evaluation, and accountability', Policing and Society, vol. 28, pp. 806 - 822, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2016.1253695

Bennett Moses L, 2018, 'Is your algorithm dangerous? [Leading edge]', IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, vol. 37, pp. 20 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MTS.2018.2857618

Chan J; Moses LB, 2017, 'Making sense of big data for security', British Journal of Criminology, vol. 57, pp. 299 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azw059

Moses LB, 2017, 'Artificial Intelligence in the Courts, Legal Academia and Legal Practice', AUSTRALIAN LAW JOURNAL, vol. 91, pp. 561 - 574, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000407216300007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Smith GJ D; Moses LB; Chan J, 2017, 'The challenges of doing criminology in the big data era: Towards a digital and data-driven approach', British Journal of Criminology, vol. 57, pp. 259 - 274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azw096

Moses LB; de Koker L, 2017, 'OPEN SECRETS: BALANCING OPERATIONAL SECRECY AND TRANSPARENCY IN THE COLLECTION AND USE OF DATA BY NATIONAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES', MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, vol. 41, pp. 530 - 570

Chan J; Bennett Moses L, 2016, 'Is Big Data challenging criminology?', Theoretical Criminology, vol. 20, pp. 21 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362480615586614

Bennett Moses L; Gollan N; Tranter K, 2015, 'The Productivity Commission: a different engine for law reform?', Griffith Law Review, pp. 1 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10383441.2015.1099178

Clarke R; Bennett Moses L, 2014, 'The regulation of civilian drones' impacts on public safety', Computer Law and Security Review, vol. 30, pp. 263 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2014.03.007

Moses LB; Chan J, 2014, 'USING BIG DATA FOR LEGAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT DECISIONS: TESTING THE NEW TOOLS', UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES LAW JOURNAL, vol. 37, pp. 642 - 677, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000213968700010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Moses LB; Gollan N, 2013, '"Thin" property and controversial subject matter: Yanner v. Eaton and property rights in human tissue and embryos.', Journal of law and medicine, vol. 21, pp. 307 - 311

Moses LB, 2013, 'How to think about law, regulation and technology: Problems with ‘technology’ as a regulatory target', Law, Innovation and Technology, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.5235/17579961.5.1.1

Moses LB; Edgeworth B, 2013, 'Taking it Personally: Ebb and Flow in the Torrens System's In Personam Exception to Indefeasibility', SYDNEY LAW REVIEW, vol. 35, pp. 107 - 132, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000213739000005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Moses LB, 2011, 'Regulating beyond nanotechnology', IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, vol. 30, pp. 42 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MTS.2011.942307

Moses LB, 2011, 'Agents of change: How the law ʻcopesʼ with technological change', Griffith Law Review, vol. 20, pp. 763 - 794, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10383441.2011.10854720

Bennett Moses LK, 2011, 'Comment: Property in Sperm', Property Law Review, vol. 1, pp. 135 - 139, http://legalonline.thomson.com.au.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/jour/resultDetailed.jsp?curRequestedHref=journals/PROPLREV&contentSourceHref=journals/PROPLREV/volumes/1/parts/2/articles/135/fulltext&t

Moses LB, 2010, 'CREATING PARALLELS IN THE REGULATION OF CONTENT: MOVING FROM OFFLINE TO ONLINE', UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES LAW JOURNAL, vol. 33, pp. 581 - 604, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000213945200015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Bennett Moses LK, 2010, 'Exploring Technological Frontiers: Autonomy in Legal Scholarship', Bulletin of Science Technology and Society, vol. 30, pp. 22 - 25, http://bst.sagepub.com/content/vol30/issue1/

Moses LB, 2010, 'Regulating beyond nanotechnology do nano-specific problems require nano-specific solutions?', International Symposium on Technology and Society, Proceedings, pp. 68 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISTAS.2010.5514652

Moses LB, 2008, 'The Applicability of Property Law in New Contexts: From Cells to Cyberspace', SYDNEY LAW REVIEW, vol. 30, pp. 639 - 662, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000213721500004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Moses LB; Sherry C, 2007, 'Unregistered access: Wheeldon v Burrows easements and easements by prescription over Torrens land', AUSTRALIAN LAW JOURNAL, vol. 81, pp. 491 - 510, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000213572900006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Bennett Moses LK, 2007, 'The Legal Landscape following technological change: Paths to Adaptation', Bulletin of Science Technology and Society, vol. 27, pp. 408 - 416

Bennett Moses LK, 2007, 'Why have theory of Law and Technological Change?', Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, vol. 8, pp. 589 - 606

Bennett Moses LK, 2007, 'Recuring Dilemmas: The Law`s Race to Keep Up with Technological Change', University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology and Policy, vol. Fall, pp. 239 - 285

Bennett Moses LK, 2006, 'Recipient Liability and Torrens Title', Journal of Equity, vol. 1 No 2, pp. 135 - 155

Bennett Moses LK, 2005, 'Understanding Legal Responses to Technological Change: The Example of In Vitro Fertilization', Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, vol. 6 (2), pp. 505 - 619

Bennett Moses LK, 2003, 'Adapting the Law to Technological Change: A Comparison of Common Law and Legislation', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 26, pp. 394 - 417

Bennett Moses LK, 2001, 'Re Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Ex parte Miah: A Statute in the Eye of its Beholder', Federal Law Review, vol. 29, pp. 437 - 457

Other

McLaughlin E; Muncie J (eds.), 2019, Big Data (in Sage Dictionary of Criminology), Sage, London

Bennett Moses L; Vines P; Gray J; Logan S, 2018, Submission concerning digital assets upon death or incapacity to the Law Reform Commission NSW

Moses LB; Johns F; Joyce D, 2018, Data associations in global law and policy, SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2053951718783438

Moses LB, 2014, Ideas for Technology ‘Governance’, Informa UK Limited, http://dx.doi.org/10.5235/17579961.6.2.326

Vaile D; Bennett Moses LK, 2013, Submission to Australian Law Reform Commission on Copyright and the Digital Economy Discussion Paper

Bennett Moses LK, 2013, Knowing Receipt of Torrens Land in the Turks and Caicos Islands: Arthur v Attorney-General of the Turks & Caicos Islands

Reports

Wang M; Bennett Moses L; George A, 2018, Submission to Copyright Modernization Consultation, https://www.communications.gov.au/sites/default/files/submissions/allens_hub_for_technology_law_and_innovation_unsw.pdf

Bennett Moses L; Vines P; Gray J; Logan S; Manwaring K, 2018, Submission to NSW Law Reform Commission concerning digital assets upon death or incapacity, https://www.lawreform.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/Current-projects/Digital%20assets/Submissions/DI04.pdf

Bennett Moses L; Buckley R; Johns F; Greenleaf G; Kemp K; De Leeuw M; Manwaring K; Maurushat A; Zalnieriute M, 2018, Response to Issues Paper on Data Sharing and Release, https://www.pmc.gov.au/sites/default/files/public-submissions/data-sharing-2018/20684.pdf

Yu A; Lo A; Bennett Moses L; Clarke R; Farbenblum B; Joyce D; De Leeuw M; Manwaring K; Nolan J; Zalnieriute M, 2018, Response to Issues Paper on Human Rights and Technology, https://tech.humanrights.gov.au/sites/default/files/inline-files/70%20-%20The%20Allens%20Hub%20for%20Technology,%20Law%20and%20Innovation.pdf

Chan J; Maurushat A; de Koker L; Vaile D; Mendelson D; Bennett Moses LK, 2018, Big Data Technology and National Security: Comparative Perspectives on Strategy, Policy and Law - Methodology Report, Data tp Decisions CRC

Bennett Moses L; De Koker L; Mendelson D, 2018, Big Data Technology and National Security: Comparative International Perspectives on Strategy, Policy and Law – United Kingdom Report, AGD, https://www.d2dcrc.com.au/m/u/2018/08/30/uk-report-june-2018.pdf

De Koker L; Bennett Moses L; Chan J; Mendelson D; Vaile D; Maurushat A, 2018, Big Data Technology and National Security: Comparative International Perspectives on Strategy, Policy and Law – Comparative Report, AGD, https://www.d2dcrc.com.au/m/u/2018/08/30/comparative-report-june-2018.pdf

Bennett Moses LK; Vaile D; Cater D, 2014, Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission on Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era Discussion Paper, Australia

Bennett Moses LK; Vaile D; Cater D, 2014, Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Classification Tools and Other Measures) Bill 2014, Australia

Bennett Moses LK, 2014, Submission to Australian Law Reform Commission on Copyright and the Digital Economy Discussion Paper, Australia

Bennett Moses LK; Vaile D, 2013, Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission on Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era Issues Paper, Australia

Bennett Moses LK; Vaile D; Maurushat A; Au J, 2012, Submission to Australian Law Reform Commission on Copyright and the Digital Economy Issues Paper (30 November 2012), Australia

Bennett Moses LK; Vaile D; Au J; Al-Alosi H, 2012, Submission to Attorney General’s Department on discussion paper to explore the scope for reforming Australian contract law (20 July 2012), Australia

Bennett Moses LK, 2011, Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission on its review of the National Classification Scheme (July 2011), Australia

Bennett Moses LK, 2011, Submission to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee in its reference on the Australian Film and Literature Classification Scheme (January 2011), Australia

Bennett Moses LK; Vaile D; Maurushat A, 2010, Response to government's consultation paper "Mandatory internet service provider (ISP) filtering: Measures to increase accountability and transparency for Refused Classification material, Australia

Bennett Moses LK; Edgeworth B, 2009, Submission on Real Property and Conveyancing Legislation Amendment Bill, Australia

Bennett Moses LK, 2009, Submission to Attorney-General's Department on non-consensual genetic testing (February 2009)., Australia

Bennett Moses LK, 2009, Response to request for input on key issues for consideration in the review of food labelling law, Australia

Data to Decisions CRC - CEO's Award (2017) and Team Collaboration Award (2016)

Australian Academy of Law Essay Prize (shared 2016)

UNSW Goldstar (2013)

Equal first place, Graduate Student Paper Competition, International Association of Science, Technology and Society (IALTS) (2007)

University Medal in Pure Mathematics (1999)

Data to Decisions CRC

Project D. Articulating law and policy principles for guiding Big Data usage for defence, national security and law enforcement purposes (current)

Project B4. Practical perspectives on a balanced, enabling regulatory framework for data-based decision-support technologies used by law enforcement and national security in Australia (complete)

Project B2. Practical perspectives on a balanced, enabling regulatory framework for data-based decision-support technologies used by law enforcement and national security in Australia: Information sharing and the NCIS (complete)

Project A: Designing a balanced, enabling regulatory framework for data-based decision-support technologies used by law enforcement and national security in Australia (complete)

Big Data and National Security: Comparative International Perspectives on Strategy, Policy and Law (complete)

Partnership Development Grant (SSHRC Canada)

Conceptions of Intelligence: Building a Cross National Comparative Analysis of Practices and Frameworks for Policing (current)

PLUS Alliance

PLuS Alliance Grant: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Knowledge-­‐to-­‐ Action Framework for Implementation and Evaluation (complete)

UNSW

UNSW SEF Aligning learning, assessment and technology: trialling use of computers by students to complete examinations (complete)

UNSW Goldstar Adapting Law to New Technology (complete)

UNSW FRG Internet Content Regulation (complete)

UNSW ECR Virtual Worlds (complete)

Law and technological change, legal and policy issues for big data, legal and policy issues for data and data analytics for law enforcement and national security

Recent

Activities

23 Oct 2018
UNSW Law students design apps to provide greater access to justice
UNSW Law students will showcase their own digital legal applications when they compete at the end of their ‘Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice’ course.
24 Nov 2017
New innovation and technology hub to tackle the future of law and the legal profession
Two new strategic alliances between UNSW and Allens and the Law Society of NSW will aim to tackle the challenges of technological change and its impact on lawyers, law and the legal system.Two new strategic alliances between UNSW Sydney and each of Allens and the Law Society of New South Wales will aim to tackle some of the increasingly complex challenges presented by digital and other technological transformations and their impact on lawyers, law and the legal system.  
Research|24 Nov 2017
UNSW launches Allens hub for tech, law and innovation
The University of NSW has unveiled a major legal research centre backed by national law firm Allens and the state Law Society that will focus on innovation and technology within society and the legal profession.The centre, to be known as the Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation, is supported financially by a five-year commitment from the Law Society of $250,000 a year as well as an undisclosed sum from Allens.
26 Oct 2017
UNSW Law students use technology to provide greater access to justice
An app providing information about fines has been named the winner of a showcase featuring students of UNSW Law's new course using state-of-the-art legal technology. An app that can quickly and easily provide those working in a community legal centre with legal information about the payment of parking and other fines was on Tuesday named best app at a student showcase held by UNSW Law.The students were among the first cohort in the Faculty’s “Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice” course.
25 Aug 2017
Meet the lead for UNSW's latest Grand Challenge, Living with 21st Century Technology
Law academic Lyria Bennett Moses is leading UNSW's fourth Grand Challenge, which will tackle the pace of technological development.Associate Professor Lyria Bennett Moses from UNSW Law has been chosen to lead the fourth Grand Challenge, Living with 21st Century Technology.
13 Jul 2017
Law & Technology: Opportunities for the Legal Profession
UNSW Law was excited to be hosted by The Law Society of New South Wales for the first Look Who’s Talking event of 2017, Technology & the Law: Opportunities for the Legal Profession.
Opinion|06 Mar 2019
UNSW Law's Professor Lyria Bennett Moses facilitates panel on artificial intelligence
A panel of experts at a UNSW Alumni event discussed the role artificial intelligence already plays within our society.
Opinion|Research|10 May 2019
Controlling killer robots: how do we do it?
Autonomous weapons are cheap and fast but there is rising concern at their ability to make decisions that value human life.