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 are cybersecurity 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.


Cyber Security; Law; Technology

ICT law; cybersecurity and cybercrime laws; socio-legal studies; legal research and writing;

Recent Publications

  • Dizon, M. (2022). Submission on New Zealand’s written statement to the second session of the UN Cybercrime Treaty negotiations.

  • Dizon, M. A. C. (2022). Social conceptions versus legal protections of privacy and information security in the context of encryption. Information and Communications Technology Law. doi:10.1080/13600834.2022.2088063

  • Dizon, M. A. C., & Upson, P. J. (2021). Laws of encryption: An emerging legal framework. Computer Law & Security Review, 43, 105635. doi:10.1016/j.clsr.2021.105635 Open Access version:

  • 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