Dr Michael Dizon

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BA Ateneo de Manila LLB University of the Philippines 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” (PhD)

- Thilini Karunaratne, “The Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in New Zealand Law” (LLM)

Research Interests

Michael has conducted and published research on law and technology topics such as encryption, hacking, information security, cybercrime, intellectual property, and technology regulation.

His current research interests include ICT security and cybercrime laws and the norms and values of law and technology. More broadly, his research revolves around normative pluralism and the information society and involves the socio-legal study of technology, creativity and innovation.


Computing; Law; Technology

information and communications technology (ICT) law; ICT security and cybercrime laws; socio-legal studies; legal research and writing;

Recent Publications

  • Dizon, M. (2021). Cyber- space, law and diplomacy. In Conceptualising Cyber Diplomacy Workshop.

  • Dizon, M. (2021). Technology, laws and values of encryption. In TeLENZ Webinar Series: Regulating Encryption in New Zealand, Hamilton.

  • Dizon, M. (2021). The critical role of technical and social principles and values in encryption regulation. In New Zealand Symposium on Law and Technology: Education, Practice and Policy 2021. Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Dizon, M. (2021). A socio-legal analysis of the conceptions of privacy and information security in relation to the laws of encryption. In Socio-Legal Studies Association 2021 Annual Conference. Cardiff.

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: Room N.5.25, Te Piringa Faculty of Law Building