My name is Damien McCallig and I am a final year Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway. My research, which is funded by the Irish Research Council is entitled The Law of Digital Remains: Reconciling the dignity and interests of the deceased with those of the living.
This blog will primarily address my digital remains research but will from time-to-time deal with my other research interests which include:
- Data Protection
- Digital legacy
- Freedom of Information (access to information on the environment)
- Internet Law and Regulation
- Information Rights
- Media Law and Regulation
A little more of my biography:
I graduated from NUI Galway with an LL.M in Law, Technology and Governance in 2010 and an LL.B. in 2009, achieving first class honours in both. I was the winner of the Irish Times Prize in Media Law, 2009, which is an annual prize awarded to the student who achieves the highest mark at examination in the subject of Media Law. Damien regularly contributes to IRIS – Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. Prior to embarking on a legal research path I worked for the Irish Health Service Executive as a Procurement Manager with responsibility for Equipment Contracts.
My teaching experience includes module coordinator for Internet Regulation and Governance on the LL.M. in Law, Technology and Governance. Other teaching areas include:
- Constitutional Law – Freedom of Expression/Information
- Entertainment Law – Commercial Expression/Online Behavioural Advertising
- Privacy/Data Protection
- Media Law