UNSW's Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre and CHOICE

presents a roundtable discussion
one of the 2008 Cyberspace Law and Policy Series


Roundtable: Consumer Protection in the ‘Information Economy’

  Invited Speakers:

Prof. Jane Winn, Charles I Stone Professor of Law, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Chris Connolly, Director, Galexia Consulting

Gordon Renouf and Catherine Raffaele, CHOICE


Friday 7 March 2008


1.30 for 2:15 pm - 4:30 pm

(NB: This is after the public lecture at 12:30 in the same venue. )


Theatre G23, ground floor (or other room as advised at G23)
Faculty of Law building
UNSW lower campus (near Roundhouse), Kensington, Sydney


The roundtable will focus on promoting the exchange of ideas between consumer advocates, academics and others interested in consumer policy, particularly in light of the current review of Australia's Consumer Protection Framework (the Draft Report has been issued and late responses will still be accepted after the seminar)

1:30pm Lunch for Roundtable participants

2:15pm Australian and regional regulatory responses to the key challenges of consumer protection in electronic contracts

Introduction by Chris Connolly, Director, Galexia


Commentary from the US perspective: Professor Jane Winn


3:15 pm Afternoon Tea

3:30 pm A Charter of Digital Consumer Rights for Australian Consumers?

Gordon Renouf and Catherine Raffaele, CHOICE


4:30 pm Close

  About the Speakers:

Professor Winn is the Charles I Stone Professor of Law and Director of the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is a leading international authority on electronic commerce law and technological and governance issues surrounding information security. Her current research interests include electronic commerce law developments in the United States, the European Union, and China. She is co-author of Law of Electronic Commerce and editor of Consumer Protection in the Age of the ‘Information Economy”. In 2007 she taught Cybersecurity Law and Electronic Commerce Law as part of the Masters of Law course at the University of Melbourne Law School.


Entry is by invitation; please request an invitation from Marni Swtizer at mswitzer [at] or from us at feedback [at]

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