Law professor at Tel Aviv University
The lines between the private and the public continue to blur due to emerging technologies. We like our homes; we feel safe in our homes – they are a special place, but for how much longer will they really be "ours"?
Professor Michael Birnhack teaches law at Tel Aviv University, Israel, and is currently a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London. He studies, writes and teaches about information law in various cultural and legal settings.
One aspect is the commercialisation of information, namely copyright law; another is the external limitation of the flow of information, namely freedom of expression, and finally, our control over personal information, namely privacy. Michael's academic work is within the Law & Technology paradigm, which views the relationship between law and technology as a dialectic on-going social engagement. Currently, he is a member of the PRACTIS Research project that explores the legal and ethical implications of future technologies on privacy.