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Chris Marsden @prof_marsden is Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Technology and the Law at Monash University, Director of the Digital Law Group at Monash, and Associate Director for Global Governance of the Data Futures Institute. He was Co-Director with Professor George Christou of the 'Brussels Effect of the AI Act' expert workshops in 2023, awarded by the Warwick-Monash Global Alliance.

Chris researches regulation by code - whether legal, software or social code. He is author of five monographs including "Net neutrality" (2017), "Regulating Code" (2013 with Prof. Ian Brown), "Internet Co-regulation" (2011), Codifying Cyberspace (2007). He is author of many refereed articles, book chapters, professional articles, keynote addresses, and other scholarly contributions.

He joined Monash from Sussex Law School, where he was Professor of Law (2013-22), Director of the Centre for Information Governance Research and Co-Investigator in the UK Trusted Autonomous Systems Governance and Regulation consortium (UKRI-EPSRC 2020-4 @tas_governance) and Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (UKRI-ESRC 2022-27 @Centre4ITP). He founded and co-directed the European Internet Science (EINS) FP7 Network of Excellence in 2010-15.

He was previously Senior Lecturer then Professor at Essex Law School (2007-13), Lecturer at Warwick (1997-2000), General Counsel at Shortmedia Ltd (1999-2001), Regulatory Director at WorldCom UK (2001-2), Research Associate at the Centre for SocioLegal Studies Oxford (2003-5) and Senior Analyst at RAND Europe (2005-7). In all these roles, he has advised governments on digital law and policy since 1997. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Network Neutrality: Towards a Co-Regulatory Solution, University of Essex

Award Date: 31 Jan 2011

Research area keywords

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyberlaw
  • Internet/Cyber Law
  • disinformation
  • Regulation and Governance

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