Samantha Floreani


Digital Rights Watch

Program Lead

Privacy & Technology Specialist, Samantha Floreani has worked alongside clients during agile project design sprints, to offer advice on how best to implement “Privacy by Design” principles to shape project design and outcomes. She also conducts privacy audits and PIAs for our clients, and is currently working on a guide to AI and algorithmic fairness.

Sam has previously worked as a senior policy analyst for the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner and as State Director of Code Like A Girl. She has a particular commitment to ensuring fairness in technology, from gender equity in the tech industry to the ethical handling of personal information. At OVIC Sam conducted PIAs, as well as research and analysis on emerging technologies, in order to develop position papers for the Commissioner and guidance for the Victorian public sector. She has worked at the intersection of law, technology and ethics on topics including artificial intelligence, biometrics, de-identification, non-consensual sharing of intimate images and information sharing within government.


Contributions by Samantha Floreani