As well as being an Assistant Professor of the School of Information and Communication Studies, Elizabeth Farries is also the Director of the MSc in Digital Policy. She previously directed programmes in technology and human rights for INCLO and ICCL. A qualified barrister and solicitor in Canada, she previously carried files relating to litigation, intellectual property, indigenous and human rights matters.

Research Interests

Elizabeth’s research interests lie in the intersection of digital policy, law, civil liberties and human rights. She has a particular interest in gendered safety online, secure and private communications rights, digital identities, policing surveillance technologies, pandemic tech, data retention and protection, and international intelligence sharing. She considers these topics in relation to tech impact on marginalised and special interest communities.


Liz is an Associate Professor in the school of Information and Communities Studies, UCD. She is a senior research fellow with the UCD Digital Policy Centre and a senior fellow and consultant for the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations. She is a qualified barrister and solicitor in Canada. 


Elizabeth Farries is an assistant professor in the School of Information and Communication Studies, UCD. She directs MSc in Digital Policy and lectures at the undergraduate in the School as well.


  • Farries, E (submitted Aug 2021) “An Irish Perspective” in Psychogiopoulou E and Casarosa F (Eds) Social Media, Fundamental Rights and Courts: A European perspective. Routledge.
  • Flaherty, E, Sturm, T, and Farries, E (submitted Jan 2021) “The Conspiracy of Covid-19 and 5G: Spatial Analysis Fallacies in the age of Data Democratization.” Social Science & Medicine.
  • Farries, E & Ansbro, D (24 November 2020). Submission to Oireachtas Committee re Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017.
  • Farries, E, Ansbro, D & Tierney G (6 October 2019). Submission to Joint Committee on Justice and Equality re Gendered Online Harassment.
  • Farries, E. 2019. Spying on Dissent – Policing technologies and protest. International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations.
  • Farries, E & Sturm, T (2018) “Feminist legal geographies of intimate-image sexual abuse: Using copyright logic to combat the unauthorized distribution of celebrity intimate images in cyberspaces.” Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. 51(5) 1145–1165.
  • Farries, E (2019) “Regulation of online content”. Submission to The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.
  • Farries, E (2018) “Gendered Perspectives on Privacy”. Invited submission on behalf of ICCL to UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy Annual report to Human Rights Council 2019. A/HRC/40/63
  • Farries, E and King, E, (2018) “Unanswered Questions: International Intelligence Sharing.” International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations.
  • McIntyre, TJ, Farries, E & O’Rourke, M (2017) Submission to Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice and Equality – Communications (Retention of Data) Bill 2017.
  • Farries, E (2017) “Review of Danielle Keats Citron, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace. Harvard University Press.” Feminism & Psychology, 27(4) 571-73.
  • Farries, E (2014) “Copyright law: Shifting the balance in favour of digital access.” Feliciter 60(5), 35-9.