Projects per year
Professor Moira Paterson teaches and researches in field of information law, with a key focus on freedom of information, privacy and data protection, health records and public records law.
She is the author of Freedom of Information and Privacy in Australia: Government and Information Access in the Modern State (LexisNexis, 2005) and Freedom of Information and Privacy in Australia: Information Access 2.0 (LexisNexis, 2015)and is a co-editor of Emerging Challenges in Privacy Law: Comparative Perspectives, Emerging Challenges in Privacy Law: Comparative Perspectives (CUP, 2014). She has also published numerous book chapters, journal article, principally on freedom of information and privacy-related topics.
Moira has been a Chief Investigator on 6 research projects, including three projects funded by the Australian Research Council, and has also completed several research consultancies and contracts for a variety of government and private sector organisations.
She has been a member of of the Victorian Firearms Appeals Committee since 2007 and was the FOI Editor of the Australian Administrative Law Service from1995 to 2018. She has also served as a member of the former Privacy Advisory Committee to the Australian Information Commissioner, as a member of Advisory Committees to the ALRC (in respect of its Privacy Act 1988 and Commonwealth secrecy laws references) and to the VLRC (in respect of its privacy in public places reference), and as an Honorary Consultant to the Australian Press Council (in relation to its High Court amicus curiae brief in McKinnon v Commonwealth 2006).
- A number of Moira’s articles are available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=63958 and https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Moira_Paterson.
- Moira also maintains a profile at http://monash.academia.edu/MoiraPaterson.
Freedom of Information
Health Records Law
Monash teaching commitment
LAW5000 Australian Legal Reasoning and Methods SEM1/T1
LAW1111 Foundations of Law SEM 1
LAW5317 Principles of privacy and freedom of information SEM 2
Research area keywords
- Criminal Records Checks, Spent Convictions
- Freedom of Information
- Health Records
- Data Protection
- Big Data
- Public records
6/04/20 → 5/04/22
1/06/19 → 1/06/24
Research Output per year
Research output: Book/Report › Edited Book › Other › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Other › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Other
Voter privacy in an era of big data: time to abolish the political exemption in the Australian Privacy ActPaterson, M. & Witzleb, N., 2020, Big Data, Political Campaigning and the Law: Democracy and Privacy in the Age of Micro-targeting. Witzleb, N., Paterson, M. & Richardson, J. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 164-185 22 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review
1 item of Media coverage
Are EU kidding? Australian government wages wine war with European bureaucrats who want us to stop describing bubbly as Prosecco
1 item of Media coverage