Dr Maria Murphy

Law, Technology and Society

Lecturer
Assistant Professor

New House
310
(01) 474 7223

Biography

Dr Maria Helen Murphy joined the faculty at Maynooth University in 2014. Maria researches in the areas of privacy law, surveillance, data protection, media law, and technology law and human rights. In addition to publishing in a variety of national and international journals, Maria has authored the book, Surveillance and the Law: Language, Power and Privacy (2019) and coauthored the book, Information and Communications Technology Law in Ireland (2017). 

Maria lectures Information Privacy Law (LW647) and Information Technology Law (LW685) at the postgraduate level, and lectures Media Law (LW360) and Civil Liberties (LW455) at the undergraduate level. Maria is interested in supervising postgraduate students in the areas of privacy law, surveillance, and information technology law. 

In addition to completing her Irish Research Council funded PhD at University College Cork in 2013, Maria holds a magna cum laude LLM degree from Temple University (Philadelphia), and a First Class Honours BCL (International) degree from UCC. She is an Executive Board Member of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and a Team Member of the Center for AI and Digital Policy.

Maria tweets about privacy, data protection, and technology law at https://twitter.com/maria_h_murphy.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the intersections of law and technology. In particular, my work considers the appropriate role of law in ensuring sufficient protection of human rights, including the rights to privacy, freedom of expression, and the protection of personal data

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Privacy: Gathering insights from lawyers and technologists PI Bileta Research Awards / Consultancy 01-JAN-15 01-FEB-15

Books

  Year Publication
2019 *Surveillance and the Law: Language, Power and Privacy.
Maria Helen Murphy (2019) *Surveillance and the Law: Language, Power and Privacy. London: Routledge. [Details]
2017 *Information and Communications Technology Law in Ireland.
Rónán Kennedy and Maria Helen Murphy (2017) *Information and Communications Technology Law in Ireland. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 '*Fundamental Rights and Evolving Technologies: Considering the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70'
Maria Helen Murphy (2020) '*Fundamental Rights and Evolving Technologies: Considering the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70' In: Noelle Higgins, Amina Adanan, David M Doyle and Michael Doherty (eds). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy: A Review of Successes and Challenges. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
2019 '*The Irish Adaptation of the GDPR: The Irish Data Protection Act 2018'
Maria Helen Murphy (2019) '*The Irish Adaptation of the GDPR: The Irish Data Protection Act 2018' In: Karen Mc Cullagh, Olivia Tambou, Sam Bourton (eds). National Adaptations of the GDPR. Luxembourg: Collection Open Access Book Blog Droit Européen. [full-text] [Details]
2018 '*Pseudonymisation and the Smart City'
Maria Helen Murphy (2018) '*Pseudonymisation and the Smart City' In: Claudio Coletta, Leighton Evans, Liam Heaphy, Rob Kitchin (eds). Creating Smart Cities. London: Routledge. [Details]
2016 '*Surveillance and the Right to Privacy: Is an 'Effective Remedy' Possible?'
Maria Helen Murphy (2016) '*Surveillance and the Right to Privacy: Is an 'Effective Remedy' Possible?' In: Justiciability of Human Rights Law in Domestic Jurisdictions. Springer. [Details]
2013 '*Emerging Privacy Questions and New Surveillance Methods: GPS Tracking under the European Convention on Human Rights and the Constitution of the United States of America'
Maria Helen Murphy (2013) '*Emerging Privacy Questions and New Surveillance Methods: GPS Tracking under the European Convention on Human Rights and the Constitution of the United States of America' In: William Webster (eds). Living in Surveillance Societies: The State of Surveillance. California: CreateSpace. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'Algorithmic Governance: Developing a Research Agenda through the Power of Collective Intelligence'
John Danaher, Michael J Hogan, Chris Noone, Rónán Kennedy, Anthony Behan, Aisling De Paor, Heike Felzmann, Muki Haklay, Su-Ming Khoo, John Morison, Maria Helen Murphy, Niall O'Brolchain, Burkhard Schafer, Kalpana Shankar (2017) 'Algorithmic Governance: Developing a Research Agenda through the Power of Collective Intelligence'. BIG DATA AND SOCIETY, 4 (2) [full-text] [Details]
2017 '*Algorithmic Surveillance: The Collection Conundrum'
Maria Helen Murphy (2017) '*Algorithmic Surveillance: The Collection Conundrum'. International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 '*Technological Solutions to Privacy Questions: What is the Role of Law''
Maria Helen Murphy (2016) '*Technological Solutions to Privacy Questions: What is the Role of Law''. Information and Communications Technology Law, 25 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 '*Transparency and Surveillance: Assessing the Approach of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal in Liberty & Others''
Maria Helen Murphy (2016) '*Transparency and Surveillance: Assessing the Approach of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal in Liberty & Others''. Public Law, [full-text] [Details]
2015 '*The Introduction of Smart Meters in Ireland: Privacy Implications and the Role of Privacy by Design''
Maria Helen Murphy (2015) '*The Introduction of Smart Meters in Ireland: Privacy Implications and the Role of Privacy by Design''. Dublin University Law Journal, 38 [full-text] [Details]
2015 '*Repealing the Human Rights Act: Implications for the Belfast Agreement''
Maria Helen Murphy (2015) '*Repealing the Human Rights Act: Implications for the Belfast Agreement''. King's Law Journal, 26 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2014 '*Data Retention in the Aftermath of Digital Rights Ireland and Seitlinger'
Maria Helen Murphy (2014) '*Data Retention in the Aftermath of Digital Rights Ireland and Seitlinger'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 24 [full-text] [Details]
2014 '*A Shift in the Approach of the European Court of Human Rights in Surveillance Cases: A Rejuvenation of Necessity'
Maria Helen Murphy (2014) '*A Shift in the Approach of the European Court of Human Rights in Surveillance Cases: A Rejuvenation of Necessity'. European Human Rights Law Review, 5 [Details]
2014 '*The Views Expressed Represent Mine Alone: Academic Freedom and Social Media'
Maria Helen Murphy (2014) '*The Views Expressed Represent Mine Alone: Academic Freedom and Social Media'. SCRIPted, 11 [full-text] [Details]
2014 '*The Pendulum Effect: Comparisons Between the Snowden Revelations and the Church Committee. What are the Potential Implications for Europe?'
Maria Helen Murphy (2014) '*The Pendulum Effect: Comparisons Between the Snowden Revelations and the Church Committee. What are the Potential Implications for Europe?'. Information and Communications Technology Law, 23 (3):192-219 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2013 '*The Relationship between the European Court of Human Rights and National Legislative Bodies: Considering the Merits and the Risks of the Approach of the Court in Surveillance Cases'
Maria Helen Murphy (2013) '*The Relationship between the European Court of Human Rights and National Legislative Bodies: Considering the Merits and the Risks of the Approach of the Court in Surveillance Cases'. IRISH JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES, [Details]
2012 '*Investigative Use of GPS Tracking Devices and the European Court of Human Rights'
Maria Helen Murphy (2012) '*Investigative Use of GPS Tracking Devices and the European Court of Human Rights'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 22 (1) [Details]
2010 '*The Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2010: The Legislative Response to the Marper Judgment—Are the Proposals Compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights?'
Maria Helen Murphy (2010) '*The Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2010: The Legislative Response to the Marper Judgment—Are the Proposals Compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights?'. University College Dublin Law Review, 10 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2016 '*The True Negatives of False Positives'
Maria Helen Murphy (2016) '*The True Negatives of False Positives' Computers and Law, 27 (3) . [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2016 *Technological Challenges and Opportunities: the Future of Law in 25(1) Information and Communications Technology Law 1-3.
Maria Helen Murphy and Brian Simpson (2016) *Technological Challenges and Opportunities: the Future of Law in 25(1) Information and Communications Technology Law 1-3. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
2014 *Cyber-privacy or cyber-surveillance? Legal responses to fear in cyberspace in 23(2) Information and Communications Technology Law 189-191.
Maria Helen Murphy and Brian Simpson (2014) *Cyber-privacy or cyber-surveillance? Legal responses to fear in cyberspace in 23(2) Information and Communications Technology Law 189-191. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2016 *Book Review: Protecting Privacy in Private International and Procedural Law and by Data Protection in 6 (3) International Data Privacy Law 251-253.
Maria Helen Murphy (2016) *Book Review: Protecting Privacy in Private International and Procedural Law and by Data Protection in 6 (3) International Data Privacy Law 251-253. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2014 *Privacy and Social Media in Ireland in Walton Science and Technology Magazine.
Maria Helen Murphy (2014) *Privacy and Social Media in Ireland in Walton Science and Technology Magazine. Magazine Article [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
2018 What is the future for fake news?.
Maria Helen Murphy (2018) What is the future for fake news?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2015 *Snowden Leaks Provided Momentum to Bring us to this Crucial Point in Data Protection in The Journal.
Maria Helen Murphy (2015) *Snowden Leaks Provided Momentum to Bring us to this Crucial Point in Data Protection in The Journal. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2015 *Your Personal Data was Talked about at the Web Summit, but it Looks like you Might Have to Pay to Keep it Safe in the Future in The Journal.
Maria Helen Murphy (2015) *Your Personal Data was Talked about at the Web Summit, but it Looks like you Might Have to Pay to Keep it Safe in the Future in The Journal. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2014 *EU Ruling Raises Individual Privacy Over Business Interest in The Irish Examiner.
Maria Helen Murphy (2014) *EU Ruling Raises Individual Privacy Over Business Interest in The Irish Examiner. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2014 *Crucial Case for Privacy and Data in The Irish Examiner.
Maria Helen Murphy (2014) *Crucial Case for Privacy and Data in The Irish Examiner. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
2016 Information and Communications Technology Law.
Brian Simpson and Maria Helen Murphy (2016) Information and Communications Technology Law. Edited Journal Issue [Details]
2014 Information and Communications Technology Law.
Brian Simpson and Maria Helen Murphy (2014) Information and Communications Technology Law. Edited Journal Issue [Details]