Publications

Research Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

  • “Facebook after death: an evolving policy in a social network”, International Journal of Law and Information Technology (2014)advance access.
  • “Private But Eventually Public: Why Copyright in Unpublished Works Matters in the Digital Age”, (2013) 10:1 SCRIPTed 39.
  • “Online behavioural advertising: are Irish privacy laws in need of ‘re-Phorm’?”, (2011) 16 Communications Law 60.

Other Journals

  • “Memoria in aeterna: who owns your digital legacy”, (2013) January/February Law Society Gazette 22.

Conference Papers

  • “Data protection and the Deceased in the European Union”, Computers Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP), (Brussels, January 2014).
  • “Intrusion into Private Grief: Regulating the reporting and presentation of deceased persons in modern media”, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference (Edinburgh, September 2013).
  • “Dealing with Digital Remains: Is Recognising Digital Assets as Probate Property the Solution?”, Centre of Death and Society (CDAS) Annual Conference 2013, (Bath, June 2013).
  • “Dealing with Digital Remains: Is Recognising Digital Assets as Probate Property the Solution?”, BILETA 2013, (Liverpool, April 2013).
  • “Privacy After Death”, NUI Galway Privacy Symposium, (Galway, March 2013).
  • “Second guessing the intentions of the deceased under the quasi-succession right to information”, #FOI15: the right to know, (Limerick, February 2013).
  • “The Law of Digital Remains”, Death Online Research Network, (Copenhagen, January 2013).
  • “Private but Eventually Public: Why Copyright in Unpublished Works Matters in the Digital Age”, Amsterdam Privacy Conference(Amsterdam, October 2012).
  • “Auto-Icon in the 21st Century: What lessons for the regulation of the Digital Remains of the dead?”, GiKII VII, (UEA, London, September 2012).
  • “The Deceased as Data Subjects: Analysis of the Scope and Application of EU Data Protection Law”, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference (Bristol, September 2012).

IRIS Contributions

Other Articles, Contributions and Presentations

  • “Digital Remains: Your Social Media Legacy and the Law”, Oxford Law Society – Verdict, Hilary 2014.
  • “Dealing with the Digital Remains of the Dead”, Death with Dignity National Centre Blog, 9 January 2014.
  • “Dealing with Digital Death”, Oxford University Press Blog, 14 October 2013.
  • “Change law to allow online life after death”, Sunday Times (Irish edition), 28 April 2013.
  • “Social Media After Death”, John Murray Show RTÉ Radio One, 15 March 2013.
  • “Innovation and Technology: Reconciling the Rights of Individuals with the Needs of Society”, Presentation to Law Reform Commission, Public Consultation on the Fourth Programme of Law Reform, NUI Galway, 27 February 2013.
  • “Medical records model needs treatment”, Irish Times, 21 January 2013.

Media Reports

  • Holden, John, “Digital Remains”, Cois Coiribe, Autumn 2013.
  • MacCormaic, Ruadhán, “Passing on the keys to your personal digital legacy can be problematic”, Irish Times, 22 April 2013.
  • Fallon, John, “Facebook to connect beyond the grave”, Irish Examiner, 11 March 2013.
  • Fallon, John, “Social media photos and data may have to be included in wills”, Irish Times, 11 March 2013.
  • Fallon, John, “Facebook accounts ‘will be left in wills’”, Irish Independent, 11 March 2013.
  • Essers, Loek, “Online life after death faces legal uncertainty”, CIO and Computerworld, 8 October 2012.
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