Media and Information Law and Technology

Terms of reference
  • Monitor and maintain active participation in developments in the defamation, privacy law, media freedom, data law, artificial intelligence and information technology spheres;
  • Assist the Association and Bar Council in formulating its position on issues that affect the substantive law, procedure and practice rules in these areas, including by preparing submissions and correspondence to government and non-government bodies;
  • Support and encourage members who practice in these areas, including by the provision of CPD opportunities;
  • Identify, investigate and monitor new technological developments that may change the nature of a barristers work and their practice;
  • Educate members on the latest technology and ensure members are properly equipped to use and embrace developments that may boost efficiency and productivity;
  • Assist members with incorporating the latest technology into their practice;
  • Ensure members are aware of digital security requirements and guard against potential breaches of data security;
  • Promote and ensure the ethical use of digital devices and services including social media, cloud based file sharing, data security, storage and deletion, hardware and software.; and
  • Provide advice to Bar Council on matters relating to technology as requested.


Matthew Richardson SC (Co-Chair)
Ben Kremer SC (Co-Chair)
Angela Bowne SC
Michael Green SC
Richard Potter SC
Tamir Maltz
Beth Oliak
Barry Dean
Pouyan Afshar
Raphael Perla
Robert Armitage
Anton Hughes
Monique Cowden
Wen Wu
Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz
Jordan Widjaja
Maggie Kearney
Michelle Meares
Carolyn McKay (Academic member)

Lara Parmenter (Bar Association Staff Member)