Samuel Hartridge is a PhD Candidate at the University of New South Wales. Sam’s PhD topic is examining the rules of targeting in armed conflict from a rule of law theoretical perspective.

Sam's research interest include privacy and data security law, civil liability for data breaches, and law enforcement and mass surveillance.

Sam has a Juris Doctor (Hons) from the UNSW and he is a Teaching Fellow at the UNSW Law School where he teaches Introducing Law and Justice and International Humanitarian Law.

Sam has worked as a tipstaff (judicial clerk) to ​The Hon Justice Paul Le Gay Brereton AM RFD at the NSWSC, as in-house counsel for Paraflare Pty Ltd a Cybersecurity Managed Service Provider and he currently maintains a Privacy and Data Security Law Practice at Allen Legal Pty Ltd.