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Interpreting Privacy Principles research project
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Interpreting Privacy Principles
(ARC 'Discovery' Research Project)


Meeting privacy challenges –
the ALRC & NSWLRC Privacy Reviews

2 October 2008, 9.30am-4.30pm
Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

About | Registration | Program [PDF]

NB: the online program above now has links to all papers and presentations,
and to related speeches and articles.

The Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre is holding a one-day Symposium to discuss the Australian Law Reform Commission's Report on Privacy (August 2008), and to take stock of the NSW Law Reform Commission's Consultation Paper 3: Privacy Legislation in New South Wales (July 2008). The Symposium is part of the Interpreting Privacy Principles Project, an Australian Research Council Discovery Project.

The theme of the Symposium will be to consider how well the ALRC proposals and draft NSWLRC proposals meet a number of current privacy challenges, including sessions on:

  • Providing a set of Privacy Principles that set a new global standard
  • Building consumer trust in electronic commerce
  • Delivering effective enforcement of privacy rules and remedies for breaches
  • Limiting the growth of a surveillance society
  • Meeting international standards to facilitate appropriate cross border data transfers

A detailed program based on these sessions is available here.

Participants include:

  • Senator John Faulkner, Special Minister of State
  • Professor David Weisbrot and/or Professor Les McCrimmon, ALRC
  • Professor Michael Tilbury, NSWLRC
  • Professor Megan Richardson, University of Melbourne Law School
  • Karen Curtis, Federal Privacy Commissioner
  • Judge Ken Taylor, NSW Privacy Commissioner
  • Helen Versey, Privacy Commissioner of Victoria
  • Judge Kevin O’Connor, President NSW ADT and former FPC
  • Keith Besgrove, First Assistant Secretary, DCITA
  • Chris Gration, Head of External Relations, Veda Advantage
  • Robin Banks, CEO PIAC, and member of Privacy Advisory Committee
  • Pauline Wright, Vice President, NSW Council for Civil Liberties
  • Chris Connolly, director, Galexia Consulting
  • Holly Raiche, telecommunications and online advocate, Visiting Fellow, Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre
  • Julie Inman Grant, Regional Director of Internet Safety and Security, Microsoft Asia Pacific
  • Peter Ford, ANU College of Law and Former First Assistant Secretary, Commonwealth Attonery-General's Department
  • Adrian Lawrence, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • Catherine Smith, Acting 1st Asst. Sec, Security and Critical Infrastructure Division, Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department
  • Chris Muir, Director, AML/CTF Rules and Guidance, AUSTRAC
  • Catherine Parr, Partner, Allens Arthur Robinson and Deputy Chair of the Law Council of Australia Working Party on Privacy Law
  • Patrick Gunning, Partner, Mallesons Stephen Jacques
  • Professor Graham Greenleaf and Nigel Waters, Interpreting Privacy Principles Project

The event will be structured around panel sessions, with a small number of presentations and an emphasis on dialogue and discussion.

There will be some materials available. You should, if attending, consider doing significant preparation to familiarise yourself with the issues, such as perusing summary recommendations of ALRC Report 108 and NSW Law Reform Commission Consultation Paper 3: Privacy Legislation in New South Wales, and aspects of proposals from this Centre and earlierALRC Discussion Paper 72 which affect your interests.

Registration - NOW CLOSED

Costs for the event, including catering, documents and GST:

  • Government, professional and corporate: $495
    (call us to discuss for volume discounts)
  • Academic: $165
  • Full-time student: $55
  • NGO representative: free (travel assistance may be available)

Please download the Registration form and fax back.

Inquiries about the event and its content: (02) 9385 3589 or
feedback [at]

Inquiries about the registration process to the contacts on the Registration form above.

We gratefully acknowledge assistance from Veda Advantage in helping support engagement by community, consumer, non-government and civil society organisations in ongoing privacy policy and law reform discussions.

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