John Selby


Macquarie University

Optus-Macquarie Cybersecurity Hub

Dr John Selby is a member of the Optus-Macquarie Cybersecurity hub at Macquarie University who studies the spillover effects of the Internet on business, including privacy and cybersecurity issues. He previously worked as a commercial Internet lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons, and as in-house counsel at Telstra. He currently teaches a course on cybersecurity and privacy at Macquarie University.

In 2006, Dr Selby was recognised by the Lowy Institute as one of Australia’s “New Voices in Technology & International Relations. In 2009, he was a Postel Center Fellow at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute. In 2013, he was appointed as an ISOC-AU Fellow to the United Nations Internet Governance Forum and in 2016, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Zurich and the University of Oslo.

He is currently a lead investigator on two externally-funded research grants: one educating the public about the risks of identity theft from unauthorized mobile phone porting and the second examining the hacking of platform-based online dispute resolution systems.


Contributions by John Selby

  • AI — What’s the Drama? Applying Accountability to New Tech
    Speaker at IAPP ANZ Summit 2019