Dr Michael Dizon

Michael Dizon

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BA Ateneo de Manila 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


- 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.

Recent Publications

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

  • Dizon, M. (2021). A pluralist and interdisciplinary approach to encryption regulation. New Zealand Law Journal, (10), 332-336.

  • Dizon, M. (2021). Submission on New Zealand’s draft principles and objectives for negotiating a new UN Convention on Cybercrime.

Find more research publications by Michael Dizon


Cyber Security; Law; Technology

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

Contact Details

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