Public events & articles

An important element of this project is public engagement. Here are links to upcoming public events, recordings of previous events, and short articles that we have written for news and media outlets.

Online articles and reports:

Andrejevic, M. and Smith, G (2022). Facial recognition is on the rise – but the law is lagging a long way behind. The Conversation, June

Andrejevic, M., Selwyn, N.,O’Neill, C., Smith, G., and Gu, X.(2022). How should we regulate the use of facial recognition in Australia? Monash Lens, June

O’Neill, C., Smith, G., Andrejevic, M., Selwyn, N. and Gu, X. (2021) Online exam monitoring is now common in Australian universities — but is it here to stay? The Conversation, April

Selwyn, N. & Andrejevic, M. (2020) Facial recognition technology and the end of privacy for good. Monash Lens, January

Upcoming events:

None at present

Links to previous events:

June 27th 2022: Public forum, Adelaide Town Hall: How should Australia regulate facial recognition technology?

This was the second of our public events. Hosted by Mark Andrejevic and moderated by Adelaide City Council Member Phil Martin, this public forum featured politicians, legal experts and academics to discuss the proposed implementation of facial recognition technology in Adelaide. Featured guests included:

  • Ed Santow (former Human Rights Commissioner)
  • Justin Stewart-Rattray (Law Society President)
  • Tammy Franks (Greens Senator)
  • Lauren Perry (UTS)


June 12th 2021: Facial Recognition Webinar featuring Human Rights Commissioner Ed SantowThis was the first of our public events. Hosted by Mark Andrejevic, this public seminar featured representatives from the regulatory sector, biometrics industry, civil society, and the academy to discuss the future of facial recognition technology in Australia. Featured guests included: 

  • Edward Santow, Australian Human Rights Commissioner
  • Lizzie O’Shea, Digital Rights Watch
  • Stewart Pope, Biometix
  • Julia Powles, University of Western Australia

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