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The Fuss about surveillance

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About this Event

During extraordinary circumstances - such as war, natural disaster, social unrest, terror events and epidemics - tracking, tracing and surveillance technologies (and the data derived from them) are increasingly desirable. However, unless these technologies are designed and deployed with privacy in mind, they may cross the creepy line. This session unpacks 'the fuss about surveillance' from a privacy perspective, focusing both on community expectations and the responsibilities of our governments, industry and technology vendors.

About the speakers

Nicole Stephensen

Nicole Stephensen is Principal Consultant at Ground Up Consulting, a boutique firm she established in 2011. There, she provides capacity building and privacy by design services across government, industry and not for profit sectors.

Nicole is also the Executive Director for Privacy and Data Protection at the Internet of Things Security Institute. She is co-author of the IoTSI Security Framework for Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure and hosts a bi-weekly podcast, Privacy Matters.

With nearly 20 years in the privacy profession, Nicole believes in building organisational capacity around privacy and embedding best practice into organisational culture. She is a sought-after international speaker about privacy and its interface with information security, risk management, ethics and trust. She is a subject matter expert and guest lecturer for the Ducere Business School/ University of New England, Queensland University of Technology and is author of the Freedom of Information and Privacy curriculum for the newly-formed Canadian Criminal Justice Academy.

Nicole is a leading member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and hosts the IAPP’s KnowledgeNet Chapter for Queensland. Prior to its incorporation into the larger IAPP in 2019, Nicole was also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ Chapter (iappANZ) where she sat for three consecutive terms on the Board.

Nicole additionally lends her privacy expertise to the digital policy arena – focusing on matters affecting children and young people, such as privacy and digital footprints, online safety, cyber-bullying, image based abuse and child exploitation. She grew up in Calgary, Canada and has lived in Australia since 2003.