Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Laws (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Information Technology (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Laws (Queensland University of Technology)
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.
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- QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award
- Suzor N, (2019) Lawless: The secret rules that govern our digital lives
- Suzor N, Dragiewicz M, Harris B, Gillett R, Burgess J, Van Geelen T, (2019) Human rights by design: The responsibilities of social media platforms to address gender-based violence online, Policy and Internet p84-103
- Suzor N, Myers West S, Quodling A, York J, (2019) What do we mean when we talk about transparency? Towards meaningful transparency in commercial content moderation, International Journal of Communication p1526-1543
- Suzor N, (2018) Digital constitutionalism: Using the rule of law to evaluate the legitimacy of governance by platforms, Social Media and Society p1-11
- Suzor N, Van Geelen T, Myers West S, (2018) Evaluating the legitimacy of platform governance: A review of research and a shared research agenda, International Communication Gazette p385-400
- Duguay S, Burgess J, Suzor N, (2020) Queer women's experiences of patchwork platform governance on Tinder, Instagram, and Vine, Convergence p237-252
- Dragiewicz M, Burgess J, Matamoros Fernandez A, Salter M, Suzor N, Woodlock D, Harris B, (2018) Technology facilitated coercive control: Domestic violence and the competing roles of digital media platforms, Feminist Media Studies p609-625
- Pappalardo K, Suzor N, (2018) The liability of Australian online intermediaries, The Sydney Law Review p469-498
- Suzor N, Seignior B, Singleton J, (2017) Non-consensual porn and the responsibilities of online intermediaries, Melbourne University Law Review p1057-1097
- Suzor N, (2014) Free-riding, cooperation, and 'peaceful revolutions' in copyright, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology p137-193