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Katharine Kemp

Katharine Kemp

Lecturer, Faculty of Law, UNSW, and Co-Leader, 'Data as a Source of Market Power' Research Stream of The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, UNSW

Dr Katharine Kemp is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney. Katharine’s research focuses on competition law (particularly misuse of market power), consumer protection and data privacy in financial services regulation. She has published widely in these fields, including "Misuse of Market Power: Reform and Rationale" (Cambridge University Press, in production), "Competition Law of South Africa" (LexisNexis) with PJ Sutherland, and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.

Katharine is the Co-Leader of the "Data as a Source of Market Power" research stream for The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, with Dr Rob Nicholls of the UNSW Business School. She is also the convenor of the new postgraduate course, "Financial Law and Regulation in the Age of Fintech" (LAWS8174), offered for the first time in 2018, and lectures Contracts at UNSW Law.

Before joining the faculty, Katharine was a Research Fellow on the UNSW Digital Financial Services Research Team, conducting in-depth research into the regulation of digital financial services in developing countries in particular, including through fieldwork in these countries.

She has also practised as a commercial lawyer in major law firms, as a barrister in Melbourne, and consulted to the Competition Commission of South Africa during the six years that she lived and worked in South Africa.

She is a Member of the Centre for Law and Market Regulation, a Member of the Australian Privacy Foundation and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Future of Finance Initiative in India.

The US is taking on Google in a huge antitrust case. It could change the face of online search

Oct 21, 2020 06:16 am UTC| Law

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google for unlawful monopolisation. The department says Googles conduct harms competition and consumers, and reduces the ability of new innovative...

The ACCC is suing Google for misleading millions. But calling it out is easier than fixing it

Aug 01, 2020 16:29 pm UTC| Technology

Australias consumer watchdog is suing Google for allegedly misleading millions of people after it started tracking them on non-Google apps and websites in 2016. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)...

No more negotiating: new rules could finally force Google and Facebook to pay for news

Apr 22, 2020 12:49 pm UTC| Technology

Digital platforms such as Google and Facebook will be forced to compensate news media companies for using their content, under a new mandatory code to be drawn up by Australias competition watchdog. The announcement,...

Here's how tech giants profit from invading our privacy

Aug 12, 2019 06:10 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

Heres how tech giants profit from invading our privacy, and how we can start taking it back Australias consumer watchdog has recommended major changes to our consumer protection and privacy laws. If these reforms are...

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Economy

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Science

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Technology

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DuckDuckGo is adding to the list of privacy-focused tech services to see recent substantial growth. The search engine has recorded its highest-ever daily search count after it surpassed the 100 million mark for the first...
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