Dr Michael Dizon

Michael Dizon

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BA Ateneo LLB University of the Philippines LLM (Dist) Edinburgh PhD Tilburg

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About Michael

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 Taught

Research Supervised


- 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”


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

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.

Recent Publications

  • Dizon, M. (2020). Contract Terms in the Philippines: Incorporation, interpretation, implication, and unfair terms. In M. Chen-Wishart, & S. Vogenauer (Eds.), Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia III: Contents of Contracts and Unfair Terms (pp. 308-338). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • 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). 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. 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:

Find more research publications by Michael Dizon


Computing; Law; Technology

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

Contact Details

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

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