Lecturer, Kingston University Law School.
Lisa has been a full-time member of the Law School since January 2014. The focus of her research is the legal protection afforded to private information and the ways in which the protection given has been impacted by the growth of online communications. Her research assesses the effectiveness of the law in this context, arguing that personally generated content poses a challenge against which the current methodology of the courts in dealing with misuse of private information may be tested.
Communicating online is here to stay and will continue to increase in the months and years ahead since communicating this way has become a crucial aspect of contemporary society. In arguing that privacy is shaped by technological development, Lisa's research explores what privacy represents in contemporary society, emphasising the ways in which privacy is intertwined with, and has been impacted by, online communications.
Whilst what is to be protected hasn't changed, the need for protection is greater because of the increased avenues available online for privacy violation and the legal response needs to adopt the tools to evaluate this, as well as privacy violation in its more traditional (offline) sense. Lisa maintains that, despite technological enhancement, privacy remains important in contemporary society, but it is becoming increasingly vulnerable and is therefore deserving of better legal protection.
Lisa hopes that by working to achieve better privacy protection in the light of the social norm of online communicating, we might improve our privacy expectations and those of future generations.
|2013||PhD in online privacy, Kingston University Law School.|
|2007||MA in Legal Studies, Kingston University Law School.|
|2005||Graduate Diploma in Law, Kingston University Law School.|
|1986||BSc (Hons), Economics with Maths, University of Salford.|
|2014 -||Lecturer in law, Kingston University.|
|2013 - 2014||Part-time lecturer in law, University of West London.|
|2009 - 2013||Graduate teaching assistant, Kingston University.|
|2007 - 2009||Part-time lecturer in law, Kingston University.|
Collingwood, Lisa (2012) Privacy in cyberworld: why lock the gate after the horse has bolted? European Journal of Law and Technology, 3(1), pp. 1-11. ISSN (online) 2042-115X
Collingwood, Lisa (2012) Privacy, anonymity and liability: will anonymous communicators have the last laugh? Computer Law & Security Review, 28(3), pp. 328-334. ISSN (print) 0267-3649
Collingwood, Lisa (2011) Book Review of: 'Handbook of internet crime' by Yvonne Jewkes and Majid Yar (eds.). Law Teacher, 45(1), pp. 147-148. ISSN (print) 0306-9400
Collingwood, Lisa (2010) Book Review of: 'Law and the internet', 3rd ed. by Lilian Edwards and Charlotte Waelde (eds.). Law Teacher, 44(2), pp. 235-236. ISSN (print) 0306-9400
Collingwood, Lisa (2011) Privacy, anonymity and liability: naivety is no defence at law. In: Kierkegaard, Sylvia , (ed.) Law across nations: governance, policy and statutes. Denmark : International Association of IT Lawyers. pp. 59-68. ISBN 9788799138593
Runner up for best student paper, for "Privacy, anonymity and liability: naivety is no defence at law", presented by Computer Law and Security Review, at The International Association of IT Lawyers/The Sixth International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, September 2011.