The Communications Law Centre, UTS is an independent, non-profit, public interest centre specialising in communications, media and online law and policy.
The Communications Law Centre Ltd was established in 1988 and it is now a UTS Centre in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Communications law addresses the flow of information and communications and the function of the media. It is a key part of the social fabric. Its proper function maintains the health of a liberal democracy. Well founded communications policy, law and practice are elements of the social infrastructure of a national and global information society and the knowledge economy.
Communications policy encompasses the legal, social and economic aspects of many subjects which are of vital interest to the community.
CLC will focus its resources to make a meaningful contribution to the field of communications and media policy, law and practice and we will conduct an agenda of research and reform which contributes to social and economic development.
Vision of the Communications Law Centre
To uphold free and responsible expression.
To promote leading research, policy, law reform, education and advocacy that support:
- the communication of ideas;
- diversity of expression;
- equity of access to communications media;
- trust and responsibility in communications; and
- integrity and accountability of the communications media;
in the public interest.
On the 7th Dec 2012 CLC hosted the Privacy in the 21st Century symposium which addressed privacy regulation, policy reform, an introduction to a tort on privacy and privacy in a digital world in Australia. The symposium was attended by an expert list of international and national speakers.