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Professor Niloufer Selvadurai teaches Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology and E-Commerce at the Macquarie Law School and supervises PhD, MRes and Honours students in these fields. Prior to joining Macquarie University, Niloufer practised as a solicitor in the media and technology unit at Ashurst and worked at Allens. Niloufer is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Technology Policy Law and the Telecommunications Editor of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law.

Research interests

Niloufer analyses how technological change undermines the effectiveness of law, especially in the fields of intellectual property, telecommunications and media, and how legal frameworks can be designed to support longevity. Additionally, her work considers legal means of protecting data privacy. Niloufer's present research focus is developing a regulatory framework to support the responsible and productive use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems. She was a member of the Australian Group submission to the 2019 AIPPI World Congress on AI and has been involved in collaborative research projects on telecommunications and AI governance with Qatar University.


Supervision of PhD and Masters of Research students: Information technology law, biotechnology law, AI governance, intellectual property law, telecommunications law and competition law.

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Macquarie University

Admitted as Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Law, BA LLB (First Class Hons), University of Sydney

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Projects 2007 2019

Research Outputs 2004 2019

Amending Chinese copyright law to fulfil obligations under the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to publish works for the print disabled

Li, J. & Selvadurai, N., Dec 2019, In : China Quarterly. 240, p. 1066-1086 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Ending the 'book famine' in China: amending Chinese copyright law to fulfil obligations under the Marrakesh Treaty

Li, J. & Selvadurai, N., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : China Quarterly.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Financial markets
Consumer welfare

Internet law

Selvadurai, N., 2019, (Accepted/In press) The law handbook: your practical guide to the law in NSW. 15th ed. Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Strengthening data privacy: the obligation of organisations to notify affected individuals of data breaches

Selvadurai, N., Kisswani, N. & Khalaileh, Y., 2019, In : International Review of Law, Computers and Technology. 33, 3, p. 271-284 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Data privacy
Security of data

Activities 2009 2018

  • 16 Oral presentation
  • 3 Editorial work
  • 2 Invited talk