Australian Cyber Law Map – Contributor Guidelines

What is the Australian Cyber Law Map?

  • The Australian Cyber Law Map is a wiki (an editable website developed and contributed to by a community of users) hosted by AustLII Communities that aims to create an interactive ‘map’ of Australian laws affecting cyber security and cyber resilience.

Who can contribute to the Map?

  • Contributors are personally invited by existing contributors to join the closed community. A contributor can add or edit topics, online sources and commentary relating to a wide range of issues related to cyber law and security.

How do I contribute to the Map?

  • Access the Australian Cyber Law Map directly or via the AustLII Communities homepage.
  • Log in using the login details provided by AustLII.
  • To add to or edit an existing topic:
    • Click on the topic then select Edit in the top right-hand corner.
    • An editing window will appear where you can make changes.
    • Use the Help tab at the top for assistance.
    • Once complete, select Preview to test your changes or Save to save and exit the editing window.
  • To add a new topic:
    • Select New in the top right-hand corner.
    • Enter the title of the new topic, select ' AustralianCyberLawMap Template' then select Submit.
    • Read the instructions in the editing window then replace them with your own contribution.
    • Select Preview or Save when finished.

What can I contribute to the Map?

  • Links to relevant sources (e.g. legislation, cases, government websites, policy papers, articles)
    • Use archived web links where possible
    • Use freely available journal articles where possible (no paywall)
  • Brief commentary on issues, developments or sources (avoid copying passages of text from previous work)
  • Links or connections between existing material in Map

How is the Map organised?

  • The Map is organised into topics that each reflect a different area of law impacting cyber security and resilience (e.g. Telecommunications, Consumer Rights, Directors’ Duties). Within each topic, information is organised as follows:
    • Overview: Explains briefly what this topic is about in 1 or 2 sentences.
    • Background: Provides a descriptive summary of the key legal issues, trends and changes related to this topic (e.g. recent amendments, policy announcements).
    • Legal Framework: Includes commentary and links to primary legal sources – legislation, subordinate legislation (e.g. regulations, rules, orders), case law and international law.
    • Regulatory & Policy Framework: Includes commentary and links to relevant organisations, policies, inquiries and reforms, regulations (other than delegated legislation), standards, technical materials and guidelines.
    • Industry Materials & Practices: Includes commentary and links to private sector materials and evidence of industry practices.
    • Related Topics: Provides links to related existing topics in the Map.

Where can I find more information about using the Map?

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