Peter Alexander Earls Davis

Doctoral Research Fellow - Institutt for privatrett
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Phone +47 22859730
Room 447
Visiting address Karl Johans gt. 47 Domus Academica
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo

Areas of interest

  • Cryptography
  • Cybersecurity
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Contract law


Peter Davis graduated from the University of Western Australia with an LLB and B.Com in 2015 before taking up Articles in a multidisciplinary firm (Cullen Macleod) where he  worked primarily in the area of commercial litigation.

After being admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, Peter commenced an LLM in Information Communication Technology Law at the University of Oslo. During his thesis semester he was engaged as a Research Assistant for the SIGNAL project, focusing on the area of data protection and privacy. He is now a PhD candidate under the SIGNAL project where he is writing on regulatory issues relating to cryptography.


Peter has lectured in the Cybersecurity and Electronic Commerce courses, and will take over the English Law of Contract course whilst Lee Bygrave is on sabbatical.


    • Davis, Peter Alexander Earls (2022). Decrypting Australia’s ‘Anti-Encryption’ Legislation: the Meaning and Effect of the ‘Systemic Weakness’ Limitation. Computer Law and Security Review. ISSN 0267-3649. 44(April 2022), p. 1–17. doi: 10.1016/j.clsr.2022.105659. Full text in Research Archive
    • Davis, Peter Alexander Earls (2020). Facial Detection and Smart Billboards: Analysing the ‘Identified’ Criterion of Personal Data in the GDPR. European Data Protection Law Review (EDPL). ISSN 2364-2831. 6(3), p. 365–377. doi: 10.21552/edpl/2020/3/7.

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    Published July 3, 2018 10:07 AM - Last modified Dec. 18, 2019 2:02 PM