Carly Kind


Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Australian Privacy Commissioner

Carly Kind commenced as Australia’s Privacy Commissioner in February 2024 for a 5-year term.

As Privacy Commissioner, she regulates the handling of personal information by entities covered by the Australian Privacy Act 1988 and seeks to influence the development of legislation and advance privacy protections for Australians.

Ms Kind joined from the UK-based Ada Lovelace Institute, where she was the inaugural director. As a human rights lawyer and leading authority on the intersection of technology policy and human rights, she has advised industry, government and non-profit organisations on digital rights, artificial intelligence, privacy and data protection, and corporate accountability in the technology sphere.

She has worked with the European Commission, the Council of Europe, numerous UN bodies and a range of civil society organisations. She was formerly legal director of Privacy International, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting data rights and governance.

Ms Kind has a Masters of Science, International Relations (Hons) from the London School of Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland.


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