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Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Mark Burdon’s primary research interests are privacy law and the regulation of information sharing technologies. Mark has researched on a diverse range of multi-disciplinary projects involving the reporting of data breaches, e-government information frameworks, consumer protection in e-commerce and information protection standards for e-courts. Mark’s research is published in leading law/technology journals in the US, the EU and Australia. Mark is currently working with Mark Andrejevic on the advent and implications of the Sensor Society.

Research Interests

Information Privacy Law
Sensor Society
Data Breach Notification Law
Information Security Law
Regulation of Technology


  • –present
    Senior lecturer, University of Queensland


  • 2011 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD
  • 1998 
    MSc Econ (Public Policy), Queen Mary University
  • 1996 
    LLB(Hons), London South Bank University


  • 2016
    Big Data in the Sensor Society’ in Sigumoto, Cassidy et al ‘Big Data is Not a Monolith’ (forthcoming), MIT Press
  • 2015
    'Defining the Sensor Society' , Television and New Media
  • 2015
    The Privacy Commissioner and Own-Motion Investigations into Serious Data Breaches: A Case of Going through the Motions?, University of New South Wales Law Journal
  • 2014
    Re-Conceptualising Privacy and Discrimination in an Age of Talent Analytics, University of New South Wales Law Journal
  • 2013
    The Google Street View Wi-Fi Scandal and Its Repercussions for Privacy Regulation, Monash University Law Review
  • 2012
    'Data Breach Notification Law in the EU and Australia  Where to Now?' , Computer Law & Security Review
  • 2011
    'Contextualising the Tensions and Weaknesses of Information Privacy and Data Breach Notification Laws', Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal
  • 2010
    'The Mandatory Notification of Data Breaches : Issues Arising for Australian and EU Legal Developments', Computer Law and Security Report
  • 2010
    'Encryption Safe Harbours and Data Breach Notification Laws', Computer Law and Security Report