Niloufer Selvadurai

Professor, Program Director, Legal Unit, Optus Macquarie Cyber Security Hub


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Professor Niloufer Selvadurai teaches Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology and E-Commerce at the Macquarie Law School. Niloufer is the Program Director of the Legal Unit of the Optus Macquarie Cyber Security Hub. Prior to joining Macquarie, 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. Niloufer has a BA LLB (First Class Hons) from the University of Sydney and a PhD from Macquarie University. 

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.


For interview on research see - ‘Speaking with Professor Niloufer Selvadurai’ in (2020) (1) The Brief 27-29 at


For involvement in the Faculty of Arts Data Society Research Stream see -

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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    • 18 Oral presentation
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