Samantha Yorke



Government Affairs and Public Policy

Sam works in Public Policy and Government Affairs at Google Australia, with a focus on privacy, safety and security.  She is an accredited mediator, technology lawyer and policy advisor with twenty years’ experience working within the digital media and technology sectors both in Europe and Australia. 

Prior to joining Google, Sam established the regulatory function at the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Australia and worked as General Counsel and Asia Pacific Legal Director for Yahoo!’s Australian business.   Sam also spent ten years working in London as a corporate attorney for Microsoft where she supported the MSN business through a period of exponential growth and contributed to the launch of the Xbox consoles across Europe.

Sam has acted as a media spokesperson and is a regular public speaker on trends and challenges affecting the digital industry.


Contributions by Samantha Yorke

  • Privacy in 2019 : What a year!
    Speaker at Sydney KnowledgeNet: 29 November 2019
  • Social Media, Online Safety and the New World of Privacy Regulation
    Speaker at IAPP ANZ Summit 2019