|Media Enquiries may be directed to any Board Member, but initial contact is preferred with the following:
Privacy Matters Generally:
|General Email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or to the appropriate Office-Bearer below.
The Board strongly prefers all communications to be by electronic means, i.e. email or phone. If it is essential to send hard-copy materials by regular post / ‘snail mail’ or courier, please contact the relevant Board Member and ask them for an appropriate address to send it to.
Board Members and Officers
|(Dr) Bruce Baer Arnold – VICE CHAIR, Canberra
(02) 6201 2710
Bruce has a background in technology and consumer protection law, and has been a consultant in digital technologies business analysis and regulatory matters. He is an Assistant Professor in Law at the University of Canberra, with a JD and doctorate in law. He is widely published, including chapters in the LexisNexis privacy practitioner service and Privacy Law Bulletin.
|Justin Clacherty, Brisbane
07 3177 9928
Justin is Founder and Managing Director of Redfish Group Pty Ltd, a small product development firm specialising in development of electronic products and embedded systems. He has over 20 years experience as a professional engineer developing products for various industries including mining, power generation and distribution, telecommunications, transport, industrial electronics, and consumer electronics. Justin has a keen interest in information security and has presented at industry conferences including AusCERT and PyCon Australia. Outside of work Justin is a founding member of Future Wise Australia, an Australian NGO which focuses on improving discussion and policy around technology, health, and education.
|(Dr) Roger Clarke, Canberra
(02) 6288 6916
Roger is a consultant focussing on strategic and policy aspects of eBusiness, information infrastructure, and dataveillance and privacy, working through his own company, Xamax Consultancy. He has a long list of both formal and informal publications, and has been a Visiting Professor at universities in Australia and overseas. He has been an active privacy advocate since 1972, an active privacy researcher since 1975, an active privacy consultant since 1977, and a Board member of APF since its inception in 1987. In 2009, he was awarded only the second-ever Australian Privacy Medal
| (Dr) Jake Goldenfein, Melbourne
(03) 9214 8942
Jake Goldenfein holds a PhD from Melbourne Law School and joined Swinburne Law School as a lecturer in 2016. His research addresses the intersection of law and technology, focusing on questions of privacy, surveillance, automated decision making, automated legal action (smart contracts), distributed ledger technologies, legal theory, media law, the history and theory of communications technologies, as well as copyright and other questions of intellectual property.
|(Prof) Graham Greenleaf AM, Sydney
(02) 9569 5310 (h)
Graham is Professor at Law & Information Technology at UNSW. He is co-director of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII), and was co-director of UNSW's Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre (2000-10). He is also one of the convenors of the Asian Privacy Scholars Network. He was the founder of Privacy Law & Policy Reporter (1994-2006) and is now the Asia-Pacific Editor of Privacy Laws & Business International Report (2007-).
|Katherine Lane - VICE CHAIR, Sydney
0447 620 694
Kat has been the Principal Solicitor of the Consumer Credit Legal Centre (CCLC NSW) for the last 10 years. Before that Kat worked in the financial services industry for over 8 years including regular work on privacy. Kat has been an active consumer advocate for 12 years in the areas of financial services and privacy. This has involved being very active in law reform. Kat has a particular interest in credit reporting and dispute resolution of privacy disputes. Kat has a Masters in Law.
|(Prof) David Lindsay, Melbourne
(03) 9905 5547
David is a Professor of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is an expert in law and technology. In addition to working in privacy law, he has conducted research across a range of areas adjacent to the APF's areas of interest, such as communications law and cyberlaw. He serves on a relevant Law Council committee.
| (Prof) Deborah Lupton, Canberra
0403 076 791
Deborah Lupton is Centenary Research Professor in the Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra. She is a co-founder and co-convenor of the Digital Data & Society Consortium. She is a digital sociologist who researches aspects of the social and political dimensions of digital data. She is on the editorial board or advisory committees of nine academic journals, including Big Data & Society.
| (Dr) Monique Mann, Co-Chair, Surveillance Committee, Brisbane
(07) 3138 7104
Monique is a lecturer at the School of Justice, Faculty of Law at the Queensland University of Technology. She graduated with a PhD from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security at Griffith University in 2015. Monique's main areas of interest are in policing and police information sharing. While at the Australian Institute of Criminology, Monique consulted for the Cris within Australia for serious invasions of privacy. NSW Privacy Commissioner from 2011-2017, Elizabeth is Chair of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy's Taskforce on Privacy and Personality.mTrac agency (now the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission) on police information systems and cybercrime.
|(Prof) Katina Michael, Wollongong
(02) 4221 3937 (w) or 0431 201 172
Katina Michael is a Professor in the School of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Wollongong, and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She received a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 1996 and a Ph.D. degree in information technology and communications from the University of Wollongong in 2003. Before joining academia in 2002, she worked as a senior network and business planner at Nortel Networks
|(Dr) Adam Molnar - VICE CHAIR, Co-Chair, Surveillance Committee, Melbourne
(03) 9244 3793
Adam Molnar is a Lecturer in the Department of Criminology at Deakin University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University and received his Ph.D. degree in Political Science at the University of Victoria in 2014. Adam’s research concerns issues of surveillance, technology, and associated issues of privacy, in national security and policing.
|Liam Pomfret, Chair, Technical Committee, Brisbane
(07) 3346 1654
Liam Pomfret is an Associate Lecturer in Marketing and a PhD candidate in the UQ Business School at The University of Queensland, and is a content specialist in the area of consumer privacy issues. His research focuses on the antecedent factors of consumers' privacy protection and self-disclosure behaviours in social media. Liam also holds a position on the board of Electronic Frontiers Australia, and is a founding member of Digital Rights Watch Australia. He was previously the Queensland state co-ordinator of Pirate Party Australia from 2012-2013, and he stood as a Pirate Party Australia senate candidate for Queensland in the 2013 Federal Election.
| Holly Raiche - VICE CHAIR, Chair, Telecommunications and Internet Committee, Sydney
(02) 9436 2149
Holly has been a member of the APF Telecoms and Internet Committee since 2013. She has had a long standing interest in privacy, starting when she worked at the Communications Law Centre in the 1970s, and as a member of the then Telecom Australia Consumer Council (TACC), was involved with their trials on the introduction of Calling Number Display Issues, and when TACC was disbanded, joined the then regulator Austel’s Privacy Committee. While she has been involved in communications issues as both a lecturer and advocate, she has continued her involvement in privacy issues.
|(Dr) Bernard Robertson-Dunn, Chair, Health Committee, Sydney
0411 157 113
Bernard is an electronic/control engineer with a PhD in computer modelling of the electrical activity in the human small intestine. He has had significant experience in the development of architecture, system design and development of Federal Government and other large scale Information Systems. He is particularly interested in ensuring that the Information Management aspects of technology based systems are properly identified and incorporated into their design and operation such that issues of privacy, safety and social acceptability are appropriately addressed.
|David Vaile – CHAIR, Sydney
0414 731 249
David is co-convenor of UNSW's Cyberspace Law and Policy Community (formerly ~Centre), a research and policy group dealing with public interest issues arising from networked transactions and the Internet. The Community and its associates engage with a range of privacy and personal information security-related issues, especially those that affect individuals and businesses engaging with online, social networking and cloud services. He has also worked at the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner and Privacy NSW, and with a range of other organisations including legal services, medical informatics and online content developers
|Mark Walkom - SECRETARY/TREASURER, Sydney
Mark is a seasoned systems administrator and IT Operations Manager, based in Sydney. He has expertise in data security, including firewalls and Virtual Private Networks, and a strong interest in the privacy impacts of insecure IT. He is also active in the Systems Administrators Guilde (SAGE-AU). See his LinkedIn Bio.
Health Committee - Chair: (Dr) Bernard Robertson-Dunn, 0411 157 113
The Committee's scope includes Patient Data of all kinds; Electronic Health Records; Health Care Procedures; Administrative, Insurance and Research Use of identifiable personal data; Genetic / DNA-related personal data; Emergency-related personal data; Personal data related to organ donations; Interventions with the human body, including medical procedures and consent issues, but extending to other contexts such as enforced acquisition of body fluids and body tissue, and post mortem procedures
International Committee - Chair: (Dr) Angela Daly, (07) 3138 1096
- The Committee's scope is international aspects of privacy and privacy protection relevant to Australia, with particular reference to the monitoring of international developments affecting Australians, including through the EU, CoE, OECD and APEC, notification to the APF Board, and as appropriate to the privacy list, of international developments of importance, or that may require action, and contribution to debate in other countries and in international fora from an Australian perspective, under the 'APF International Committee' label
The Committee's scope includes Audio Surveillance (including directional microphones and audio-recording); Visual Surveillance (including open and concealed cameras and video-recording); Transport-Related Surveillance (including tracking devices such as RFID and GPS); and other aspects such as Data Surveillance and Workplace Surveillance. Electronic surveillance, and email and web-usage surveillance are undertaken by, or in conjunction with the Telecommunications and Internet Committee
Telecommunications and Internet Committee - Chair: Holly Raiche, (02) 9436 2149
The Committee's scope includes:
- The assignment and use of telephone numbers and electronic addresses, including unlisted numbers (silent lines), CLI/CND and the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND)
- Alternatives to point to point real time communications such as VOIP, Skype etc.
- Online conferencing or asynchronous group liaison over telecommunications (including Internet Relay Chat (IRC), wikis and related services.
- The use of biometric technologies in telecommunications - in particular voice recognition and face recognition.
Unsolicited email (Spam)
- Online payment systems
- Technologies for geo-location and identification based on telecommunications usage
- Identification and authorisation for use of telecommunications, including the potential for anonymous and pseudonymous communications.
- Emergency management requirements in relation to telecommunications and specifically powers relating to requirements for identification and powers to access traffic data and content of communications..
- Law enforcement and national security agency requirements in relation to telecommunications and specifically powers relating to requirements for identification and powers to access traffic data and content of communications.
The TIC monitors the effect of the legislation in these areas, and any proposals for changes to them, especially the Telecommunications Act, Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act, the Spam Act, and Do Not Call Register Act. The TIC also monitors the activities of the primary regulators, in particular the ACMA and the TIO, as well as the OAIC/Privacy Commissioner.
Technical Committee - Chair: Liam Pomfret, (07) 3346 1654 (w)
The Committee supports the Board in relation to electronic tools used by the Board and the APF generally, including the web-site, email-aliases, e-lists, the archive of privacy-list postings, backup and recovery, conferencing facilities, collaborative authoring tools, and social media activities.
Last amended: 6 April 2018