Dr. Monika Zalnieriute, Postdoctoral Fellow, Allens Hub for Technology, Law, & Innovation, UNSW Sydney
Dr. Monika Zalnieriute is a Research Fellow at the Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation at UNSW Sydney. Her research explores the interplay Internet policy, law and politics in international data privacy law and human rights in the digital age. Monika believes that research only matters if it has a strong and tangible impact well beyond academia; and thus is actively engaged both within academic, civil society and policy-making circles. She holds a PhD in Law from European University Institute in Florence; and has just completed a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, where she worked on the digital rights and discrimination of marginalized groups online. Monika is also founding Director of a researched-based advocacy organization ‘ZEPHIRO: Progressive Platform for Human Rights’ in Vilnius, Lithuania; and a visiting Fellow at the Center for Media, Data and Society at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She provides legal research expertise on data privacy and freedom of expression issues to the World Health Organization, Council of Europe and non-governmental organizations, such as Article 19 and Privacy International. Monika is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the NCSG in ICANN (2016-present), where she works towards the strengthening of the human rights protection within ICANN policies and procedures; and sits on the International Committee of the Australian Privacy Foundation. She has published in European Journal of International Law, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Computer Law & Security Review and International Data Privacy Law, and is currently working on several edited collections and a monograph on Internet architecture and human rights.