Dr Michael Dizon

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BA Ateneo LLB UP LLM (Dist) Edinburgh PhD Tilburg

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About Me

Michael Anthony C. Dizon has held academic positions at universities and research institutes in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the Philippines. He has also been engaged in legal practice having been an associate attorney at a Philippine law firm, a corporate lawyer for a privately held investment company, and a professional support lawyer with a global law firm.

Papers I Teach

Research Supervised

- Julia Werner, “The Interaction between Copyright, Neighbouring Rights and International Rights Management in the Digital Age: Past, Present and Future of Music Licensing”

- Kemi Hughes, “The Influence of the Paris Agreement on Mitigation and Adaptation Outcomes toward the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Post 2015: A Comparative Study of Nordic, Asian and African Regions”

Research Interests

Michael's research mainly involves the socio-­legal study of technology, creativity and innovation. He has conducted and published research on a wide range of law and technology topics including encryption, hacking, cybercrime, information security, intellectual property, and technology regulation.

His current research interests include: information security and cybercrime laws; normative pluralism and the information society; and the norms and values of developers and users of technology.


Computing; Law; Technology

information and communications technology (ICT) law; socio-legal studies; law and innovation; legal research and writing

Recent Publications

  • Dizon, M. (2019). Substantive and procedural legislation in the Philippines to combat webcam-related child sexual abuse. In S. van der Hof, I. Georgieva, B. W. Schermer, & B. -J. Koops (Eds.), Sweetie 2.0: Using Artificial Intelligence to Fight Webcam Child Sex Tourism (pp. 456-489). The Hague, The Netherlands: Springer.

  • Dizon, M. (2019). Termination of contracts in the Philippines. In Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia Vol V: Ending and Changing Contracts Conference. NUS Law, Singapore.

  • Dizon, M., Ko, R., Rumbles, W., Gonzalez, P., McHugh, P., & Meehan, A. (2019). A matter of security, privacy and trust: A study of the principles and values of encryption in New Zealand. New Zealand: New Zealand Law Foundation and University of Waikato. Retrieved from Open Access version:

  • Dizon, M. (2019). Matters of trust, privacy and security: An examination of the technical, legal and social principles and values of encryption. In 18th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications. Rotorua, New Zealand. Open Access version:

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Dizon, Dr Michael 8590 mdizon N.5.25 Law, Faculty of

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