Contact Points

Media Enquiries may be directed to any Board Member, but initial contact is preferred with the following:

Health Matters:

Telecoms and Internet Matters:

Privacy Matters Generally:

General Email to; 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

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(Dr) Bruce Baer Arnold - VICE CHAIR, Canberra

(02) 6201 2710
Twitter: @brucearnoldlaw

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 Associate 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.

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(Dr) Roger Clarke - SECRETARY & TREASURER, 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

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(Dr) Juanita Fernando - VICE CHAIR; Chair, Health Committee, Melbourne

0408 131 535
Twitter: @juanitafernando

Juanita is an Adjunct Research Fellow, Medical Education Research & Quality (MERQ) unit at Monash University. She is the foundation chair of the APF Health Privacy Committee and acted in that role until 2014. Juanita is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH), and foundation Academic Convenor of the online Fellowship by Training program, the most successful of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. She is also a founding member of the Digital Health Quaternary.

Juanita has been working in digital health informatics fo 15 years as researcher, educator and teacher. She works with expert colleagues from Medicine, Engineering and IT on mHealth QoS, digital health practice and education. Juanita aims to help bridge the global demand for digital health experts across all disciplines and domains.

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(Dr) Monique Mann - VICE CHAIR; Co-Chair, Surveillance Committee, Melbourne

(03) 5227 3617
Twitter: @DrMoniqueMann

Dr Monique Mann is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and member of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. Dr Mann is an Adjunct Researcher with the Law, Science, Technology and Society Research Centre at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She graduated with a PhD from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security at Griffith University in 2015.

Mann's research expertise concerns three main interrelated lines of inquiry: (1) new technology for policing and surveillance, (2) human rights and social justice, and (3) governance and regulation. Mann has contributed to advancing Australia’s national research agenda in these areas through her activities not only as an academic and author, but also as an advocate, media commentator, and policy advisor.

She is author of ‘Politicising and Policing Organised Crime‘ (Routledge, 2019), ‘Biometrics, Crime and Security‘ (Routledge, 2018), and editor of ‘Good Data‘ (Institute of Network Cultures, 2019).

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(Prof) Graham Greenleaf AM - Sydney

(02) 9569 5310 (h)
Twitter: @grahamgreenleaf

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-).

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(Dr) Liam Pomfret - Chair, Technical Committee, Brisbane

Twitter: @LiamPomfret

Liam Pomfret is a consumer behaviour researcher, and a content specialist in the area of consumer privacy. His research centers around the exploration of the antecedent factors for consumers' privacy protection and self-disclosure behaviours in social media. His work is motivated by a strong personal belief that fundamental questions of ethics, equality and justice are important in understanding and evaluating the impacts on society of the creation and use of new technologies by firms.

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(Prof) Katina Michael - Wollongong

(02) 4221 3937 (w) or 0431 201 172
Twitter: @katinamichael

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

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(Dr) Bernard Robertson-Dunn - Vice-Chair, Health Committee, Sydney

0411 157 113
Twitter: @Health_Privacy

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.

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Holly Raiche - 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.

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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

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(Dr) Arash Shaghaghi - Melbourne

Arash is a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Cybersecurity at Deakin University in Melbourne, where he is a member of Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI) and SPYRIT lab. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney, where he actively collaborates with the Networked Systems and Security Group (NetSyS). Previously, he was a Postdoc at UNSW Sydney for a project funded by NSW Cybersecurity Framework. In the past, Arash has also been a research visitor at the CLOUDS Lab of The University of Melbourne, and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He completed his PhD in Computer Science at UNSW Sydney, MSc Information Security at University College London (UCL), and BSc at Heriot-Watt University.

Arash is an Early Career Researcher (ECR) mostly focused is in the area of System and Network Security. Arash is passionate about developing effective countermeasures to secure organisations against the more powerful threat vectors (e.g., insider threats) with respect to today's emerging technologies such as IoT, blockchain, and Software-Defined Network (SDN). He is also very passionate in developing usable and verifiable Privacy Enhancing Technology (PET) solutions. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, Australian Computer Society (ACS), and Australian Information Security Association (AISA).


Policy Drafting Forum - c/- Secretary: (Dr) Roger Clarke - (02) 6288 6916

The Forum comprises people who have indicated their availability-in-principle to provide assistance with research and/or drafting on particular matters that are of interest to them and/or on which they have expertise. Board members post to the Forum when seeking research and/or drafting support, explain the topic that needs to be addressed and any deadline, and point to relevant sources of information.

Relevant resources include APF's Policy Statements, APF's Submissions, and notes on Research and Advocacy and Submission Writing Guidelines.

Health Committee - Chair: (Dr) Juanita Fernando - 0411 157 113, @juanitafernando

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) Elizabeth Coombs

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

Surveillance Committee - Chair: (Dr) Monique Mann, (07) 3138 7104

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: Jodie Siganto, 0408 275 733

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)
  • The use of cookies, weblogs and other devices and techniques for monitoring online behaviour, and uses including online behavioural advertising.
  • 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: (Dr) Liam Pomfret, @LiamPomfret

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: 11 September 2021