INSTITUTE OF LAW AT THE LITHUANIAN CENTRE FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

Dr. Monika Žalnieriūtė

Senior Research Fellow,
TeismAI project Senior Research Fellow

 

Started working at the Institute –  since 2021-06-01.

 

Research interests:

Research explores the interplay between law, technology, and politics, and focuses on automated decision-making, Internet policy, data privacy and discrimination law, and human rights in the digital age.

 

International scientific profiles:

 

Publications:

 

Principal publications (from 2018):

M. Žalnieriūtė (2022), ‘Reforming the Australian Framework for International Data Sharing,’ International Data Privacy Law, Volume 12 (4), p. 332–345.

M. Žalnieriūtė (2022), ‘Big Brother vs UK’, American Journal of International Law, Vol 116(3), p. 585-592.

M. Žalnieriūtė (2022), ‘Data Transfers after Schrems II: The EU – US Disagreements over Data Privacy and National Security’, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol 55(1), p. 1-48.

M. Žalnieriūtė (2022), ‘A Struggle for Competence: National Security, Surveillance and the Scope of EU Law at the Court of Justice of European Union,’ Modern Law Review, 85(1), p. 198-218.

S.  Amankavičiūtė and M. Žalnieriūtė (2022), ‘Failing to Recognize Objectification and Sexualization of Women as Systemic Discrimination: Workplace Harassment Reforms in Australia,’ Harvard Journal or Law and Gender, Online.

M. Žalnieriūtė (2021), ‘Burning Bridges: Facial Recognition Technology and Public Space Surveillance in the Modern State’ Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, Vol 22(2), p. 284-307.

M. Žalnieriūtė, L. Bennett Moses and G. Williams (2021), ‘The Rule of Law “By Design?’ Tulane Law Review, Vol 95 (5), p. 1063-1101.

M. Žalnieriūtė and G. Churches (2021), ‘Rejecting the Transatlantic Outsourcing of Data Protection in the Face of Unrestrained Surveillance’ Cambridge Law Journal, 80(1), p. 8-11.

M. Žalnieriūtė, (2021), ‘Transparency-Washing”: The Corporate Agenda of Procedural Fetishism’ Critical Analysis of Law, Vol 8(1), p. 39-53.

M. Žalnieriūtė and C. Weiss (2020), ‘Reconceptualizing Intersectionality in Judicial Interpretation: Moving Beyond Formalistic Discrimination Accounts on Islamic Covering Prohibitions’. Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice, Vol 35(1), p.71 – 90 (published in May 2021 due to Covid-19).

M. Žalnieriūtė (2020), ‘Google LLC vs CNIL,’ American Journal of International Law, Vol 114(2), p. 261-267.

M. Žalnieriūtė (2020), ‘The Future of Data Retention Regime in the EU After Qadrature Du Net and Privacy International Judgments’, American Society of International Law Insights, 24 (28).

G. Churches and M. Žalnieriūtė (2020), Contracting Out” Human Rights in International Law: Schrems II and the Fundamental Flaws of the US Surveillance Laws, Harvard International Law Journal.

M. Žalnieriūtė (2020), ‘Human Rights Rhetoric in Global Internet Governance: New ICANN Bylaw on Human Rights’, Harvard Business Law Review, Vol 10, p. 1-19.

M. Žalnieriūtė and G. Churches (2020), ‘When a Like is not a Like: A New Fragmented Approach to Data Controllership,’ Modern Law Review, Vol 83 (4), p. 861-876.

M. Žalnieriūtė (2020), ‘Beyond the Governance Gap in International Domain Name Law: Bringing the UDRP in Line with Internationally Recognized Human Rights,’ Stanford Journal of International Law, Vol 56(1), p. 79-122.

M. Žalnieriūtė (2020), ‘Reinvigorating Human Rights in Internet Governance: The UDRP Procedure Through the Lens of International Human Rights Principles,’ Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, Vol 43 (1), p. 197 – 236.

M. Žalnieriūtė (2019), ‘From Human Rights Aspirations to Enforceable Obligations by Non-State Actors in the Digital Age: The Case of Internet Governance and ICANN’ Yale Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 21, p. 278 – 335 (nominated for CALD Award 2020-early career best article).

M. Žalnieriūtė, L. Bennett Moses and G. Williams (2019), ‘Rule of Law and Automation in Government Decision-Making,’ Modern Law Review, Vol. 82(3), p. 425 – 255.

M. Žalnieriūtė and S. Milan (2019), ‘Internet Architecture and Human Rights: Beyond Human Rights Gap,’ Policy & Internet, Vol 11(1), p. 6-15.

M. Žalnieriūtė (2018), ‘Developing a European Standard for International Data Transfers after Snowden: Opinion 1/15 on the EU-Canada PNR Agreement’, Modern Law Review, Vol. 81(6), p. 1046-1063.

 

Research Projects:

2021-2023, Research Fellow, Lithuanian Research Council, ‘Government Use of Facial Recognition Technologies: Legal Challenges and Solutions’ (R. Matulionytė, M. Žalnieriūrė, A. Limantė, E. Kavoliūnaitė (EUR 150,000).

2020-2026, Associate Investigator, Australian Research Council, Centre of Excellence ‘Automated Decision-Making and Society’ CE200100005, led by Professor Julian Thomas, RMIT University (one of 24 Associate Investigators, lead of the Institutions programme at the UNSW node). $31.8 mln. AUD.

2021-2024, Chief Investigator, Australian Research Council, DECRA, ‘AI Decision-Making, Data Privacy and Discrimination Laws’. $426,530 AUD.

2016-2018, Postdoctoral researcher, Melbourne Law School Postdoctoral Fellowship ‘Digital Rights of Marginalized Groups: LGBTI & Big Data’. $375,000 AUD.

 

Contractual Research:

2021-2022, Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration, ‘AI Decision-Making and the Courts’ (M. Žalnieriūtė, L. Bennett Moses, M. Legg, F. Bell). $12,074 AUD.

2018, Australian National Transport Commission ‘Privacy and Data Protection Regulatory framework for C-ITS and AV Systems’ (D. Vaile, M. Žalnieriūtė, L. Bennett Moses).

2016, World Health Organization, ‘Digital Marketing of Junk Foods to Children’ (M. Tatlow-Golden, E. Boyland, M. Žalnieriūtė, E. Handsley) (EUR 50,000).

2014-2015, Article 19, two reports on ‘Human Rights and ICANN’ (M. Žalnieriūtė) (EUR 10,000).

2014-2016, Council of Europe, ‘ICANN, Fundamental Rights and Freedoms’ (M. Žalnieriūtė) (EUR 15,000).

 

Policy Reports & Commissioned Expert Studies

June 2022, F. Bell, L. Bennett Moses, M. Legg, J. Silove and M. Zalnieriute ‘AI Decision-Making and the Courts: A Guide for Judges, Tribunal Members and Court Administrators’, Report for Australiasian Institute on Judicial Administation.

December 2020, United Nations Internet Governance Forum Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility, Glossary of Platform Law and Policy Terms.

2018, D. Vale, M. Žalnieriūtė ir L. Bennett Moses ‘The Privacy and Data Protection Regulatory Framework for C-ITS and AV Systems,’ Report for the National Transport Commission.

2016, M. Tatlow-Golden, E. Boyland, J. Jewell, M. Žalnieriūtė, E. Handsley, J. Breda, ‘Tackling Food Marketing to Children in a Digital World: Trans-Disciplinary Perspectives,’ World Health Organization, Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2015, M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘ICANN’s Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights,’ Policy Brief for Article 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression, London.

2015, M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Issue Report for the Cross Community Working Party on ICANN’s Corporate and Social Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: Practical Recommendations for ICANN,’ London.

2014, M. Žalnieriūtė ir T. Schneider, ‘A Council of Europe Analysis on ICANN’s Procedures and Policies in the Light of Human Rights, Fundamental Freedoms and Democratic Values,’ Council of Europe, Strasbourgh, (citations and mentions by EU Parliament, EU Commission).

 

Invitations for Oral Expert Evidence or Policy Roundatbles:

11 October 2021, Australian Digital Transformation Agency, Digital Identity Roundtable, Sydney, Australia (Online), (roundtable by invitation).

August 16, 2021, Australian Department of Home Affairs, Strengthening Australia’s Cyber Security Regulations and Incentives, Sydney, Australia (Online), (roundtable by invitation).

14 July 2021, Australian Digital Transformation Agency, Digital Identity Roundtable, Sydney, Australia (Online), (roundtable by invitation).

30 March 2021, Australian Department of Home Affairs, Co-Design of Governance Rules Town Hall, Discussion of Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020, Canberra, Australia (Online), (townhall by invitation).

24 March 2021, NSW Prime Minister & Cabinet, Department of Customer Service, Rountable on review of Data Sharing Act 2016, Sydney, Australia (Online), (rountable by invitation).

30 October 2020, M. Žalnieriūtė, NSW Prime Minister & Cabinet, Rountable on the Data Availability and Transparency Bill (2020), Sydney, Australia (Online), (rountable by invitation).

28 May 2020, Legal and Social Issues Committee, Parliament of Victoria, Inquiry into Victorian Anti-Vilification Laws, Melbourne, Australia, Online, (oral evidence by invitation).

14 February 2020, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, Canberra, Australia, (oral evidence by invitation).

3 July 2015, 32nd Plenary Meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data [ETS No 108], Strasbourg, France, (expert oral evidence by invitation, fully funded).

27-28 April 2015, 57th Meeting of the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications, Seoul, Republic of Korea, (expert oral evidence by invitation, fully funded).

25-27 March 2015, 35th Meeting of the Bureau of the Consultative Committee of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data [ETS No 108], Paris, France, (expert evidence by invitation, fully funded).

 

Other academic activities:

Chief Investigator, Australian Research Council, Early Career Discovery Award (2021-).

Associate Investigator, Australian Research Council, Centre of Excellence ‘Automated Decision-Making and Society’ (2021-).

Senior Fellow (non-resident), Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences (2021-).

Associate Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy (2021-).

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law and Justice, UNSW Sydney, Australia (2020-).

Research Fellow, Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation, UNSW, Australia (2018-2020).

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia (2016-2018).

Fellow (non-resident), Centre for Media, Data and Society, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (2015-).

Director, Progressive Platform for Human Rights, Vilnius, Lithuania (2014-).

Fellow, Centre for Internet & Human Rights, Berlin (2014-2016).

Legal Correspondent, Privacy Laws & Business, London (2013).

Legal Researcher, Privacy International, London (2013).

Teaching Assistant to Giovanni Sartor, Professor of Legal Informatics and Legal Theory, European University Institute, Florence, Italy (2012-2013).

PhD Researcher, European University Institute, Florence, Italy (2011-2014).

 

Submissions to Public Inquiries (available on SSRN, Austlii, UNSW Law Research Papers)

S. Amankavičiūtė, H. Pringle, M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘The Role of Sexist Abuse and Objectification in Women’s Activism,’ Submission to the Thematic Report on Girls’ and Young Women’s Activism for the 50th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, October 2021.

M., Žalnieriūtė, ‘From Digital Platforms to Facial Recognition Technologies: Structural Challenges to Women’s Activism’, Submission to the Thematic Report on Girls’ and Young Women’s Activism for the 50th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, September 2021.

L. Bennett Moses, L. Land, M. Žalnieriūtė, S. Zhao, K. Nicholson, S. Sisson, M. Tani Bertuol, S. Zlatanova, G. Brown, S. Krebbs, Submission: Australian Data Strategy Discussion Paper, August 2021.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Open Justice and Technology: Courts, Tribunals and Artificial Intelligence’, Submission to NSW Law Reform Commission Open Justice Review, August 2021.

S. Zhao S, K. Nicholson, L. Bennett Moses, M. Žalnieriūtė, Submission to Inquiry on Australian Government Digital Identity Legislation Position Paper, July 2021.

H. Pringle, M. Žalnieriūtė, S. Amankavičiūtė, ‘Addressing Harrasment as Systemic Discirmination: Realizing CEDWA’s Promise of Susbtantive Equality’, Submission to Senate Education and Employment Committee, Inquiry into the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021, July 2021.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Protests and Public Space Surveillance: From Metadata Tracking to Facial Recognition Technologies’, Submission to Thematic Report for the 50th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, July 2021.

M. Žalnieriūtė and L. Bennet Moses, ‘The Rule of Law and Counter-Terrorism’, Submission to Thematic Report to United Nations General Assembly 76, June 2021.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Promoting ICT Capacity Building and Open Education in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies’, Submission to UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, 28 June 2021.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘From Data Retention to Facial Recognition Technologies: Counter-Terrorism Implications for Human Rights and the Rule of Law’, Submission to Thematic Report for the United Nations General Assembly 76, June 2021.

L. Bennett Moses, M. Žalnieriūtė, Submission to NSW Department of Communities and Justice, Inquiry into Privacy and Personal Information Protection Amendment Bill 2021, June 2021.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Gender Justice and Freedom of Expression: From Public Spaces to Digital Platforms and Facial Recognition Technologies’, Submission to the Thematic Report on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Gender Justice for the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, June 2021.

S. Amankavičiūtė, H. Pringle, M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Freedom of Expression of Women in the Public Sphere: From Objectification to Technology Facilitated Sexual Violence’, Submission to the Thematic Report on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Gender Justice for the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, June 2021.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Technology and the Courts: Artificial Intelligence and Judicial Impartiality’, Submission to Australian Law Reform Commission Review of Judicial Impartiality, June 2021.

L. Bennett Moses, M. Žalnieriūtė, R. Nicholls M. Yastreboff, and B. Di Marco, Submission to Department of Home Affairs, Inquiry into Draft Critical Infrastructure Asset Definition Rules, May 2021.

L. Bennett Moses, F. Johns, L. Land, D. Vaile, M. Žalnieriūtė, M. Yastreboff, S. Zhao, K. Nicholson and T. de Sousa and M. Whitty, Submission to Inquiry into Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020, March 2021.

L. Bennett Moses, Z. Bednarz, G. Churches, J. Cooper, S. Hartridge, D. Joyce, M. Yastreboff, M. Žalnieriūtė, Submission to Attorney General’s Department, Review of the Privacy Act 1988, December 2020.

L. Bennett Moses, G. Churches, F. Johns, L. Parnaby, M. Žalnieriūtė, Submission to National Data Commissioner, Data Availablility and Transparency Bill 2020, November 2020.

G. Churches and M. Žalnieriūtė, Submission to UNESCO’s Consultation on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, July 2020.

L. Bennett Moses, G. Churches, M. Žalnieriūtė, A. Byrnes, J. Scully, K., Kemp, and G. Greenleaf, Submission to Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 re Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Bill 2020, 13th May 2020.

L. Bennett Moses, L. Chappell, G. Churches, M. Žalnieriūtė, A. Byrnes, J. Scully, K., Kemp, and G. Greenleaf, Submission to Federal Attorney General, Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Bill 2020 (exposure draft) 11th May 2020.

L. Bennett Moses, G. Churches, M. Žalnieriūtė, A. Byrnes, J. Scully, K., Kemp, and G. Greenleaf, COVIDSafe App - Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, May 7, 2020.

L. Bennett Moses, M. Žalnieriūtė, and D. Hartstein, Rob Nicholls, Submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Ad Tech Inquiry, April 2020.

G. Churches, M. Žalnieriūtė, L. Bennett Moses, M. Murdocca, Submission to PJCIS’ Review of the effectiveness of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020, April 2020.

G. Churches and M. Žalnieriūtė, Supplementary Submission to Review of the Mandatory Data Retention Regime prescribed by Part 5-1A of the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Cth) (‘TIA Act’) March 2020.

L. Bennett Moses, S. Narrain, M. Žalnieriūtė, Submission to Inquiry into Victorian Anti-Vilification Laws, December 9 2019.

E. Watson, G. Churches L. Bennett Moses, M. Žalnieriūtė, Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy Submission to the Department of Home Affairs October 30, 2019.

M. Žalnieriūtė, Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Inquiry into New and Emerging Technologies, 15th October 2019.

L. Bennett Moses, G. Churches, E. Watson and M. Žalnieriūtė, Submission to the Data Sharing and Release Legislative Reforms Discussion Paper (October 8, 2019).

G. Churches, M. Žalnieriūtė, and G. Greenleaf, NSW Needs a Strong Mandatory Data Breach Scheme: Submission to NSW Data Breach Notification Inquiry, 23rd August 2019.

M. Žalnieriūtė, L. Bennett Moses and G. Williams, Submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s Inquiry into Centrelink's Compliance Program, 09 October 2019.

L. Bennet Moses, G. Williams, M. Žalnieriūtė, Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters Inquiry into the 2019 Federal Election, 20th September 2019.

M. Žalnieriūtė, L. Bennett Moses, J. Boughey, L. Burton, and N. Bhathela, Submission to the OHCHR Thematic Report to the United Nations General Assembly on Digital Technology, Social Protection and Human Rights, June 4, 2019.

G. Churches, M. Žalnieriūtė, L. Bennett Moses, Does Australia Need Comprehensive Facial Recognition System? Submission to Review of the Identity-matching Services Bill 2019 and the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching Services) Bill 2019, September 2019.

M. Žalnieriūtė and G. Churches, Submission to Review of the Australian Federal Mandatory Data Retention Regime), June 28, 2019.

D. Vaile, S. Wijeyaratne, G. Churches, and M. Žalnieriūtė, Submission Telecommunications Data Retention Review, July 19, 2019.

M. Žalnieriūtė and O. Gould-Fensom, Artificial Intelligence: Australia’s Ethics Framework Submission to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, June 3, 2019.

C. Compton, F. Johns, L. Bennett Moses, M. Žalnieriūtė, G.S. Goodwin-Gill, and J. McAdam, Submission to the UNHRC’s Global Virtual Summit on Digital Identity for Refugees ‘Envisioning a digital identity ecosystem in support of the Global Compact on Refugees’, April 30, 2019.

N. Bhathela, L. Bennett Moses, M. Žalnieriūtė, R. Clarke, K. Manwaring, and K. Bowrey, F. Bell, and M. Kearnes, Response to ‘Artificial Intelligence: Governance and Leadership’ White Paper Consultation by Australian Human Rights Commission, March 13, 2019.

L. Bennett Moses, R. Buckley, F. Johns, G. Greenleaf, K. Kemp, M. De Leeuw, K. d Manwaring, A. Maurushat, M. Žalnieriūtė, Response to Australian Prime Minister and Cabinet, Issues Paper on Data Sharing and Release, January 1, 2019.

A. Yu, A. Lo, L. Bennett Moses, R. Clarke, B., Farbenblum, D., Joyce D; M. De Leeuw, K. Manwaring, J. Nolan, M. Žalnieriūtė, Response to Australian Human Rights Commission, Issues Paper on Human Rights and Technology, August 2018.

 

Conferences Organisation:

International Conference, Facial Recognition in Modern State, 15th September, 2022, Online.

International Conference, Money Power and AI, Sydney, Australia, November, 2021, Online.

 

Presentations at Conferences (from 2018):

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Power and Protest: Facial Recognition Technology and Public Space Surveillance, International Conference on Facial Recognition in Modern State, 15th September, 2022, Online.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Power and Protest: Facial Recognition Technology and Public Space Surveillance, iCON Annual Conference, 4-6 July, 2022, Wraclaw, Poland.

M. Žalnieriūtė “Debunking Big Tech Procedural Fetishism: A Call for a New Digital Constitution’, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law International Workshop ‘Digital Constitution: On the Transformative Potential of Societal Constitutionalism’, 17-18 June, 2022, Frankfurt, Germany (Online).

M. Žalnieriūtė, “Privacy and Facial Recognition Technologies’, Tallinn Conference on Privacy, Data Protection and New Technologies’, 16-17 June 2022 in Tallinn, Estonia (by invitation).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘The Rule of Law and Facial Recognition Technology’, 9th Biennial Surveillance & Society Conference of the Surveillance Studies Network, June 1-3 2022 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

M. Žalnieriūtė, guest lecture on “The Rule of Law and AI” at “Law and Automation” JD Elective at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, 12 April 2022 (Online, by invitation).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Networking with Administrative Law and Public Law and Technology Scholars’, ICON Networking Event, 10 December 2021 (online, by invitation).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘A Global Public Emergency: The Pandemic and Mission Creep in India, South Africa and Chile, iCON Annual Conference, 9-11 July, 2021 (Mundo, Online).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Technology and the Judicial Role’, Australasian Law Academics Association Conference, July 4-6 2021, Sydney, Australia.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Transparency Washing’, Transparency in the Digital Environment Conference, 7th May 2021, Center of Ethics, University of Toronto (Online).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘The Rule of Law by Design?’, AI and the Rule of Law: Regulation and Ethics, Annual Conference 2020, organized by the Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, 19th – 20th November 2020, London, UK (Online).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘The Rule of Law by Design?’, EU Commission, Digitranscope Institute, 5-9 October, 2020 Florence, Italy (Online).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘How Technology has Changed Public Law and How We Must Respond in the Classroom’ Public Law in the Classroom Conference, UNSW Law, 20th February 2020 Sydney, Australia, (by invitation of the Programme Committee).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘The Rule of Law by Design?’, Asian Law & Society Annual Conference, 12-15 December 2019, Osaka, Japan.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Data Privacy and Autonomous Vehicles’ World Legal Summit, Allens, 1st August 2019, Sydney, Australia (by invitation).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Data, Surveillance and Retreat of Politics’, Digital Citizens’ Conference, University of Melbourne, July 24-27 2019, Melbourne, Australia (by invitation, fully funded).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Digital Justice Implications in Automation of Government Decision-Making,’ 5th Biennial Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference, Surfers Paradise, Australia, 15—17th July 2019 (by invitation, fully funded as a recipient of an ‘Emerging Scholar of Note’ award).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Rule of Law and Automation in Government Decision-Making,’ EuroDIG: European Dialogue on Internet Governance, The Hague, The Netherlands, 18-20th June 2019.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Technology, business and human rights’ session chair at academic forum, Innovate Rights: New Thinking on Business and Human Rights Conference, UNSW Sydney, 14-16 May 2019 (by invitation of the Programme Committee).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Implications for the Rule of Law in Government Decision-Making’, Ethics of Data Science Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 27-29 March 2019.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Rule of Law Implications in Automated Government Decision-Making,’ International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity, New Delhi, India, 14-16th November 2018 (by invitation).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Rule of Law and Automation in Government Decision-Making,’ UNSW Sydney Faculty of Law Seminar Series, 10th September 2018.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Responsibilities of Internet Platforms for Tackling Online Abuse Against Women & Other Marginalized Groups’, Asia-Pacific Internet Governance Forum, Port Vila, Vanuatu, 14-16th August 2018 (by invitation as a recipient of APrIGF Fellowship).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘ICANN Human Rights Bylaws – Strengths and Weaknesses,’ ICANN 62, Panama City, Panama, 25-28th June 2018 (fully funded, as an NCSG Executive Com member).

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Big Data, Data Privacy and Discrimination,’ Meridian 180 Global Summit, Digital Humanity: Risks and Opportunities, 15-17th June 2018, Hong Kong SAR (fully funded, by invitation).

 

Memberships

External Roles in Policy Engagement:

Member, UN Internet Governance Forum Dynamic Coalition on Gender and Internet Governance (2021-).

Member, United Nations Internet Governance Forum Coalition on Platform Responsibility (2021-).

Mentor, Diverse Women in Law, Mentoring Program, Sydney (2019 – present).

Member, International Committee, Australian Privacy Foundation (2016 –).

Member, Non-Commercial User Constituency, ICANN (2015 – ).

Member, Founding Group, Australian Digital Rights Watch (2016).

Member, Executive Committee, Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group, ICANN (2015 – 2018).

Founding Director, SapfoFest: Queer Summer Festival, Lithuania (2013 – ).

Founding Director, Progressive Platform for Human Rights, Lithuania (2015 – ).

 

Disciplinary:

Assessor, Australian Research Council (2021 -).

Assessor, Research Council of Norway (2021 -).

Member, Governance Council, Australian Society for Computers and Law (2021 -).

Research Lead, ‘AI and Law’ Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation, UNSW Sydney (2021 -).

Research Lead, ‘Technologies and Rule of Law’, Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation UNSW Sydney (2019-2020).

Referee, Frontiers in Sociology.

Referee, University of Melbourne Law Review.

Referee, Oxford University Press.

Referee, Hart Publishing, Bloomsbury.

Referee, UNSW Law Journal.

Referee, Internet Policy Review.

Referee, Monash University Law Review.

Referee, Law, Technology and Humans.

Referee, Melbourne Journal of International Law.

Referee, Alternative Law Journal.

Referee, Law Institute Journal.

Referee, International Journal of Law and Information Technology.

Referee, International Data Privacy Law.

Referee, Policy & Internet: An International Journal of Public Policy.

Referee, Science and Engineering Ethics.

 

Faculty and University Service:

LGBTIQ+ Ally (2021 –).

LGBTIQ+ Champions Working Group, UNSW Sydney (2021 –).

Member, UNSW SWAN Award Self-Assessment Team, USNW Sydney (2021 –).

Member, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, UNSW Law & Justice (2021 –).

Member, Indigenuous Legal Edcuation Committee, UNSW Law & Justice (2021 –).

Staffing Advisory Committee, School of Global & Public Law, UNSW Law & Justice (2021 –).

Convenor and Organizer, Book Writing Group, UNSW Law & Justice (2021 –).

First Responder (workplace sexual harrasment), UNSW Sydney (2021 –).

Member, Women in Research Network, UNSW Sydney (2018 –).

Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society (applying).

Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia (applying).

Higher Education Academy.

Digital Constitutionalism Network.

Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW Sydney.

Data Protection Scholars Network.

Australian Society for Computers and Law.

Digital Law Association.

Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association.

Biometrics Institute, Australia.

Australasian Law Academics Association.

Meridian 180 Network for Transpacific Dialogue.

Feminist Internet Research Network, Association for Progressive Communications.

International Society for Public Law (ICON-s).

International Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR).

International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS).

Non-Commercial User Constituency (NCUC) of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Internet Society.

 

Science Promotion (from 2018):

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘How Public Space Surveillance is Eroding Political Protests in Australia’, Verfassungsblog | On Matters Constitutional, 14th December 2021.

M., Žalnieriūtė, “Wie die Überwachung des öffentlichen Raums den politischen Protest in Australien aushöhlt” Verfassungsblog | On Matters Constitutional, 14th December 2021.

S. Amankavičiūtė, H. Pringle, M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Sexist Abuse Undermines Women’s Political Voices’, Broad Agenda, 9th September 2021.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘A Dangerous Convergence: The Inevitability of Mass Surveillance in European Jurisprudence’, EJIL: Talk, 4th June 2021.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Procedural Fetishism and Mass Surveillance under the ECHR: Big Brother Watch v. UK’, Verfassungsblog | On Matters Constitutional, 2nd June 2021.

G. Churches and M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘The Instrumentality of Metadata Access Regime for Suppressing Political Protests in Australia’, Int’l J. Const. L. Blog, 4th August, 2020.

G. Churches and M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘A Groundhog Day in Brussels: Schrems II and International Data Transfers’, Verfassungsblog | On Matters Constitutional, 16th July 2020.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Free Speech, Domain Names, and Trademarks: Reinforcing the Narrow Objectives of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy’, Oxford Business Law Blog, 15th July 2020.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Due Process in Adjudication of Domain Names and Trademarks: Why the UDRP Procedure Has to Change’, Oxford Business Law Blog, 28th February 2020.

G. Churches and M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘A Window for Change: Why the Australian Metadata Retention Scheme Lags Behind the EU and USA’, AUSPUBLAW Blog, 26 February 2020.

G. Churches and M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Unlawful Metadata Access is Easy when We’re Flogging a Dead Law’ The Conversation, 10th December 2019.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘To Forget, But Not Forgive: Why the CJEU’s Latest Ruling on Google and the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ is Not at All a Win for US Tech Giants’ EJIL: Talk, 29 November, 2019.

M. Žalnieriūtė, ‘Technology, Private Companies and Human Rights: Why the Current International Legal Framework Isn’t Enough’ Oxford Business Law Blog, 19th November 2019.

 

Media Interviews & Appearances:

The Guardian, ‘Telstra phone records might reveal who decided to use security guards in Victoria's hotel quarantine, Interview, 08 October 2020.

Gizmodo Magazine, ‘Victoria Won’t Release COVID Safe Access Figures,’ Interview, 1 July 2020.

Gizmodo Magazine, ‘Australian Government Says Your COVIDSafe App Data Is Protected But US Laws Put That Into Question’, Interview, 15 May 2020.

Australian Financial Review, ‘Why the Coalition blinked on the facial recognition database,’ Interview, 25 October 2019.

 

National and International Awards:

Australian Research Council, DECRA Fellowship (2021 – 2024).

Lithuanian Research Council, Young Researchers Award (2021 – 2023).

‘Emerging Thought Leader’ UNSW Law Nomination (2019).

‘Emerging Scholar of Note’ Fellowship, 5th Biennial Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference, 15-17th July 2019, Surfers Paradise, Australia (2019).

RightsCon Fellowship, 9-12th June 2019, Tunis, Tunisia (2019).

Young Feminist Fellowship, FRIDA (2019).

Asia-Pacific Internet Governance Forum Fellowship, APrIGF (2018).

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne (2016 – 2018).

Visiting Fellowship, Centre for Media, Data and Society, Central European University (2016).

Visiting Fellowship, International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (2016).

Asia-Pacific Internet Governance Forum Fellowship (2016).

Next Generation Award, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (2015).

Postdoctoral Fellowship, e-Law Centre, University of Leiden, the Netherlands (2015) (declined).

Conference Scholarship; International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (2015).

PhD Scholarship, European University Institute, Florence (2013 – 2014).

PhD Scholarship, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NUFFIC (2010 – 2013).

Huygens Scholarship, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Leiden University (2009 – 2010).

Soros International House Best Essay Prize (2006).