WAYNE ANDREW RUMBLES I.T. Law Specialist
Senior Lecturer Te Piringa – Faculty of Law
University of Waikato Academic Qualifications
• Bachelor of Arts (Double Major - History and English Literature) • Bachelor of Laws 1996
• Master of Laws (Distinction) 1997 Management and Governance Experience
▪ Acting Dean, Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, 19 Dec 2014 – present • Faculty Chairperson, 1 July 2012 - present
• Chair of Trade Aid Kirikiriroa, Charitable Trust Board, 1997- present
• Chair of Trade Aid Raglan/Whaingaroa Charitable Trust Board, 2009- present • National Board member of Trade Aid New Zealand
• External review panel member for the LLM/ILAP/MINT Canterbury University 2014 • Director of Te Matahauariki Institute (2004-2005)
• Over 10 years working on School Board of Trustees (Hamilton East School, Peachgrove Intermediate School)
• Current member of the Australasian Law Teachers Association NZ Executive (past Chair) • Past member of the New Zealand delegation to the APEC Telecommunications Working Group (TEL); which provides direction for the development of the Asia-Pacific Information Infrastructure
• Executive member of Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand. External Research Funding Grants
• Successful preparation, negotiation and contracting of 4 year FRST contract (2003-2007-$1.6 Million)
Academic Visitorships and Invited Lectures
• Seminar presentation - sources of Common Law- China - East China University of Politics and Law, Tonji University, SISU (Shanghai) Beijing Jiatong University, North China University of Technology, Beijing Normal University Law School (Beijing)
• Invited guest speaker at University of Lausanne, Switzerland at the Institute of International and European Economic and Commercial Law 18 March 2011 Seminar titled “Cyber Liability: Hackers, Crackers and More”
• Invited speaker at School of Law, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, Scotland o For staff and guests “Representations of Hackers”; 23 March 2011, o For graduate students - "Virtual Crime - Virtual Law" 24 March 2011.
• Invited presenter in the Law Faculty Seminar Series, Canterbury University. The topic of the presentation was "Laws Reach in the Virtual Worlds: A New Global Jurisdiction or a Step Too Far?" 15-Aug-2009.
• Invited speaker at Te Hunga Roia Maori o Aotearoa (Maori Law Society) Conference - 30 June- 3 July 2011
• Winter Lecture series: Public Lecture: Don't Get Bit-ten: How Safe Are You Online? 2014
• Public Seminar: Someone to Watch (Over) You: The Challenges for Privacy and Security
Rights in New Zealand 2010
Frequently sought for expert comment by media on criminal and IT legal issues
Expert comment published in a number of articles
-“Maori crime 'fact of life”9/05/13
-“Ross convictions `out of proportion”24/10/08
-“Crime's Victims Seek Fairer Deal” 7/11/08
-“Greens push again for Review Board (Miscarriages of Justice)"”07/06/09
-“Board Anger at Doc's Blog”15/08/09
-“Luaki using Status”07/05/10
-“Lawyers Sceptical at Suppression Law Changes” 03/03/12
-“FaceBook Fraud fools Kahui Fans 26/05/12 Professional Bodies
• Member of the New Zealand Council of Legal Education 2014-present • Member of the Australasian Law Teachers Association NZ Executive • Committee member of the Australasian Law and History Society.
• Executive member of Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand
• Editorial Board of Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association. (JALTA) 2009-present
• Past member of the New Zealand delegation to the APEC Telecommunications Working Group (TEL); which provides direction for the development of the Asia-Pacific Information Infrastructure.
• Member of the Law and Computers Society
University Governance and Service
Member of the Following Faculty Committees
Management Committee (2007-08, 2012-present) Associate Dean – undergraduate (2007-2008)
Undergraduate Programmes Committee (2000-present) Computing Committee (2000-present, Chair from August 2002- present),
Research Committee (2001-2008)
Ethics Committee (Member 2003, Chair 2004- 2008) School Admissions Committee (2000-present chair) Member of School website development team Member of the ALTA 2005 Organising Committee (2004)
Various Staff appointments Committees
Member of the following University Committees
As acting Dean I sit on various committees (not listed)
Student Management System Working Group (2014-Present)
Chairperson’s Forum Facilitating Change group
ICT Managers Advisory Group (2009-2013) Academic Programmes Committee (2007-2008) Academic Board (2014-present, Deans
Appointment 2007-2008 Elected 2003-05)
Moodle Design and User Uptake Team ( Seconded position .1 2006-2007)
University Admissions Committee (2007-1014) Educational Technology Committee (2002-2006) University Ethics Committee (2004, 2007-2008) University Continuing Education Committee (2000-2002)
Chaired/hosted various Guest speaker and University events.
International Conference Organising Committees
• Co-hosting International Conference on International Trade and Business Law with Faculty of Law Airlangga, Indonesia to be held 19-21 August 2015.
• The Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand and the Canadian Law and Society Association joint conference "Law on the Edge" held in Vancouver, Canada in July 2013, member of the organising team.
• “Justice in the Round” Conference Committee, University of Waikato 2011
• "Under the Eye of the Law: Mobile Peoples in the Pacific Symposium:" University of Waikato, 3 December 2010, member of organising committee.
• 27th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand: "Critic and Conscience? 8-10 December 2010, Victoria University of Wellington, member of the organising committee.
• Australasian Law Teachers Association 2005 conference, member of organising committee for the (2004).
• Law, History and Postcolonial Theory Symposium., Co-organiser of symposium and IT administrator for symposium networking.
• Member of the Organising committee of the 20th Annual Conference of the Australian and
New Zealand Law and History Society, Prospects and Retrospects: 2001.
Areas of Expertise: Cyber Law, Law and New Technologies, Criminal Law especially Maori Criminal Justice, Legal constructions in pre treaty New Zealand 1820-1840.
Selected Publications Edited Books
• Rumbles, W. Cultural Cyborgs: Life at the Interface. Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2011. p.1-149.
• Rumbles W “Through the looking glass: Hacker culture reflected in law and the public
imagination” in Cybercultures: Cultures in Cyberspace Communities ( Interdisciplinary Press, Oxford, United Kingdom 2012)
• Rumbles, W. Electronic angels and digital devils: Reflections of hackers in legal and popular discourse. Cultural Cyborgs. Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2011.1.
• Rumbles, W. Crimes involving computers. Electronic Business and Technology Law.
LexisNexis, Wellington, 2007.
• Rumbles, W. A. Treaty of Waitangi Settlement Process: New Relationship or New Mask?. In
Greg Ratcliffe &
• Gerry Turcotte (ed/s) Compr(om)ising Post/colonialism(s) Challenging Narratives and
Practices. Dangaroo Press, Sydney, 2001.
• Rumbles, W. Theft in the digital: Can you steal virtual property?. The Canterbury Law
Review. v17, University of Canterbury, 2011.
• Rumbles, W. Spectre of jurisdiction: Supreme court of New South Wales and the British subject in Aotearoa/New Zealand 1823-41. Law Text Culture. v15, University of Wollongong, 2011.
• Frame, A., Rumbles, W., Benton, R. A short history of Te Mātāhauariki Research Institute.
Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence. v13, University of Waikato, 2010..
• Rumbles, W. Sharing the basket: Delivery options for Te Mātāpunenga. Yearbook of New
Zealand Jurisprudence. v13, University of Waikato, 2010.
• Rumbles, W. ʺThree Strikesʺ sentencing: Another blow for Maori. Waikato Law Review. v19, no2, University of Waikato, 2011.
Other Journal Publications
• Rumbles, W. Editors' Introduction. Waikato Law Review. v19, no2, The University of Waikato, 2011. p.i-i. Sole Guest Editor
Conference Proceedings Publications
• Rumbles, W. A“(Re)constructing Hackers through the Eyes of the Law” 3rd Global
• Rumbles, W. A. (2013). Keyboard dreams: Hacker identity and refraction of legal narrative. In 8th Global Conference - CyberCultures - Exploring Critical Issues (pp. 10 pages). Prague, Czech Republic.
• Rumbles, W. A. (2013). Laws' embryo: Reproducing fears of modern monsters. In 1st Global Conference: The Boundaries of Reproduction: Origins, Bodies Transition and
Futures (pp. 10 pages). Prague, Czech Republic.
• Rumbles, W. A. (2013). Hacking at the virtual edge. In Law on the Edge. Vancouver, Canada.
• Rumbles, W. Electronic angels and digital devils: Reflections of hackers in legal and popular discourse. 6th Global Conference. Prague, Czech Republic; 11-13 March 2011. p.1-8.
• Rumbles, W., Ball, T. Maori crime prevention: Where are we at?. Justice in the Round
Conference. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand; 18-20 April 2011. p.1-19.
• Rumbles, W. Through the broken mirror: Performance of hacker identity in legal narrative.
2011 Joint Conference of the Law Literature and Humanities Association of Australasian Law
and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand. Legal Intersections Research Centre,
University of Wollongong, Australia; 7-9 December 2011. p.1-12.
• Rumbles, W. Who's savage? Representations of Maori and Europeans living in New Zealand
1814-1841. 30th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History
Society. Brisbane, Australia; 12-13 December 2011. p.1-10.
• Rumbles, W. A. Mixed media teaching and information technology down under. Vol 1.
International Conference on Open and Online Learning (ICOOL2003). ICOOL,
http://vcampus.uom.ac.mu/icool/archives/2003/proceedings.php, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius; 7-13 December 2003 2005. p.1-8.
• Rumbles, W. It's just a game? Law's reach in the virtual worlds. Australasian Law Teachers
Association Conference. The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand: 4-7 July 2010.
• Rumbles, W. Portable jurisdiction for mobile people: Supreme Court of New South Wales' assertion of jurisdiction over British Citizens in Aotearoa/New Zealand. 29th Annual
Australian and New Zealand Law and History Conference. Melbourne, Australia; 13 - 15
December 2010. p.1-18.
• Rumbles, W. Supreme Court of New South Wales' assertion of jurisdiction over British citizens in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Under the Eye of the Law: Mobile peoples in the Pacific.
University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand; 3 December 2010. p.1-18.
• Rumbles, W. "His motivation for this offending was fascination with computer software not a fraudulent or criminal intent": sentencing, cybercrime and popular media. Australasian Law
Teachers Association 64th Annual Conference. University of Western Sydney, Australia; 5-8
July 2009. p.1-17.
• Rumbles, W. Subscribe now: Podcast technology and the study of law. 22nd BILETA Annual
Conference 2007. British and Irish Law Annual Conference. BILETA,
http://www.bileta.ac.uk/pages/Conference%20Papers.aspx, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom; 16-17 April 2007. p.1-8.
• Rumbles, W. Eco-indigeneity and the the complex person: Ways of viewing conflicts between environmental discourse and the assertion of indigenous rights. Re-Imagining Multiculturalism
• Meredith, P., Rumbles, W. A. Law of whiteness: legal erasure of indigenous identity in early 20th century Australia and New Zealand. 19th Annual Australian Law and Society Conference:
Forms of Legal Identity. Melbourne, Australia, 10-12 December 2001. p.1-24.
• Meredith, P., Rumbles, W. A. Legislating whiteness: The legal eraser of indigenous ethnicity in New Zealand and Australia. Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society
Conference: Prospects and Retrospects Law in History. University of Waikato, Hamilton, 6-8
July 2001. p.1-24.
• Rumbles, W. A. Legal Alchemy: The Transmutation of Indigenous Biological Knowledge.
Defining Jurisdictions and Boundaries, The 22nd Annual Conference of the Australia and New
Zealand Law and History Society. Brisbane, Australia; 10-11 July 2003. p..-..
• Rumbles, W. Digital dreams in the sun: Law, hacker identity and legal narrative in the Pacific.
Regional Integration and Identity in the Pacific Colloquium. University of Canterbury,
Christchurch; 19 December 2011.
• Rumbles, W. Information technology and the law. Hui-a-Tau. University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand; 30 June - 3 July 2011.
• Rumbles, W. Virtual theft: Crime or non-crime?. Justice in the Round Conference. Hamilton, New Zealand; 18-20 April 2011.
• Rumbles, W. Podlaw: Can you podcast the study of law?. Australasian Law Teachers
Association Conference. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia; 4-7 July 2006.
• Rumbles, W. CyberCrime @ NZ 'Crimes involving computers' 4 years on. Australasian Law
Teachers Association 62nd Annual Conference. University of Western Australia, Perth,
Australia; 23-26 September 2007. p.1-1.
• Rumbles, W. The Foreshore Prism: The New Zealand Foreshore and Seabed Act as a
Refraction of the 1871 Kauwaeranga case?. 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Law and
History Society Conference. University of New England, Australia; 21-23 September 2007.
• Rumbles, W. "Three strikes" sentencing: Yet another blow for Maori. 27rh Annual
Conference of the Law and Society Association Australia and New Zealand. Wellington, New
Zealand; 8-10 December 2010.
Commissioned Research Reports
• Rumbles, W. A. Africa: Co-existence of customary and received law. (Report to Te
Matahauariki Institute) Te Matahauariki Institute, University of Waikato, Hamilton, 2001. p.1-53.
• Editor of special edition of Waikato Law Review v19(2) 2011
Other Research Activities
• Director of Te Matahauariki Institute (2004-2005).
-Researcher for Te Matahauariki Institute 1997-2007 - Leader of ‘Objective Three:
Information Transfer’ of the Laws and Institutions for Aotearoa/New Zealand. • External examiner for a number of thesis and dissertations
Current Research Projects
• Major book Project with Thomson Reuters in the A to Z of New Zealand Law series focusing on Internet and information Technology Law - working title “Regulating the
Internet - Theory, Practice and future developments”
• We are in discussion for a second book on Law and New and Emerging technologies to complete the Science and technology component of the A to Z of New Zealand Law series, Both books are to be published by end of 2017.
• Currently working on two articles on Cloud Security these are titled “Regulating the Cloud” and “Seeing through the Cloud– Dealing with Privacy in the Cloud”
• Re)constructing Hackers through the Eyes of the Law (see conferences) submitted for publication, Oxford.
Teaching and Supervision
LAWS526 Legal issues in Cyber Security
core paper in the Masters of Cyber Security (Computer Science)
ACCT324 Legal Issues in E- Commerce (2001-2008)
Convenor co- taught in Management School
Guest Lecturer in a number of papers in History Faculty Teaching
LAWS 301 Crimes (1999-present)
LAWS492 Law and New Technologies (2012-present)
LAWS 435 CyberLaw (previously Law and Information Technology) (2001-present) LAWS 403 Crime, Criminology and the Criminal Justice System (2008-present)
LAWS574 Law and Information Technology (Masters) (2007-present) Lead academic on the Police Prosecution Service internship
LAWS560 Issues in Commercial Law (2004-2005), LAWS 401 Laws of Evidence (2001-2010)
also have taught in LAWS207 Contracts and LAWS105 Foundation in Law
Chief supervisor on three PhD panels
• Tawhana Ball “New Zealand's Statutory Response to the Proliferation of Child Pornography on the Internet"
• Alvina Edwards "Counting Indigeneity: Blood Quantum Theory in Aotearoa/New Zealand; Australia; Hawaii and Canada”
• Ahmed Aldubayyan (International)” “Regulating the Mobile Network: Lessons for Saudi”
• Norlaily Osman (International)”"Human Rights Discourse for Protection of Trafficked Victims: A Comparative Analysis for the Malaysian Context
• Bella Barda (International)” Sexual offences and Sentencing Practice: New Zealand and Israel”
Supervised over 14 successful Masters’ theses and dissertations.
Extensive experience supervising 4th year directed studies and honours papers External Examination
• External examiner for a number of theses and dissertations
• Over 10 years working on School Board of Trustees (Hamilton East School, Peachgrove Intermediate School)
• Trade Aid
-Chair of Trade Aid Kirikiriroa, Charitable Trust Board, 1997- present
-Chair of Trade Aid Raglan/Whaingaroa Charitable Trust Board , 2009- present
-National Board member of of Trade Aid New Zealand
• Sustainable Development Unit. Contribution and peer review of Enviro-schools toolkit for use in schools to integrate environmental education into teaching curriculum to be used as a national toolkit for schools.
• Various Community Lectures on a number of legal topics from environmental obligations, private prisons to internet safety.