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Dr Lachlan D. Urquhart is lecturer in Technology Law at the University of Edinburgh. He is also a visiting researcher at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, where he was a Research Fellow in Information Technology Law from 2016-2018. He is a multidisciplinary researcher, having degrees in both law [LL.B (Edin); LL.M IT & Telecoms Law (Strath)] & computer science [Ph.D (Nott)]. 
He primarily works at the boundaries of computer science (human-computer interaction), information technology law, and computer ethics. He focuses extensively on the technical, legal, sociological, and ethical implications of living with interactive computing (e.g. Ubicomp/Internet of Things, robotics, smart homes & cities, social media etc.). He often collaborates with researchers from different disciplines, ranging from architecture and criminology to art and media studies. 


Book Chapters

  • Urquhart, L. (2018). Exploring Cybersecurity and Cybercrime: Threats and Legal Responses. In Edwards, L. (eds.) Policy and the Internet. Hart Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Urquhart, L., & McAuley, D. (2018). Avoiding the Internet of Insecure Industrial Things. Computer Law & Security Review, 34(2), 450-466. 

Conference Proceedings

  • Urquhart, L., Jäger, N., & Schnädelbach, H. (2018). Adaptive Architecture: Regulating Human Building Interaction, BILETA Conference 2018, 9-10 April 2018, Aberdeen, UK. *Won Taylor & Francis Prize for Best Paper* Preprint at

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