Prof Kimberlee Weatherall is a Chief Investigator at the University of Sydney node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S).

Kimberlee is a Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, specialising in the relationship between law and technology and intellectual property.

Her current research focuses on the law relating to the collection, ownership, use and governance of data about and related to people, including privacy law, with the goal of ensuring that data collection, use and linkage, and data and predictive analytics are developed in a way that is fair, transparent, accountable, and beneficial to people and society.

To that end she works with researchers across disciplines in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, the Gradient Institute and the Humanising Machine Intelligence group at the Australian National University on questions relating to AI ethics and legality, data and data governance.

She also has strong expertise in all aspects of privacy law, and conducted a Masterclass on Privacy as part of the leadup to the NSW Privacy Summit in 2020.

She has an extensive background in intellectual property law and policy.

She is currently a member of the Australian Computer Society’s Technical Advisory Board on Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Fellow at the Gradient Institute.