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Thank you for your submissions. We are hard at work reviewing proposals and preparing for IAPP ANZ Summit 2024 this November in Melbourne. This year’s ANZ Summit will feature privacy experts discussing the latest news, updates and best practices for APAC regulatory developments, children's privacy protections, consumer data rights, Indigenous data sovereignty, AI governance and more.

If you could not join us in 2023, take a look at the summary of the conference below to get a better idea of how you can gain critical knowledge and expand your network this year.

Mark your calendar now for 26-29 November and be sure to secure your seat as soon as registration opens in late June.

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2023 conference recap

Keeping up with privacy challenges in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand

Attendees convened in Sydney for the 12th annual IAPP ANZ Summit. Privacy professionals from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand discussed pressing topics like cybersecurity incidents, privacy risks to children and biometrics. The EU AI Act as well as AI gevernance and regulation loomed over the event as privacy pros reckoned with this emerging technology and the potential legislation to follow.

This year’s agenda included the following sessions: “Critical Thinkers, Missing Voices,” “Australia's Changing Privacy Landscape: The Customer, Client & the Multinational,” “Global Regulatory Roundtable,” and “Critical Insights on the EU AI Act for Data Protection Professionals.” Presentations are available if you missed a session or were not able to attend the ANZ Summit 2023. We’ve posted the available presentations in the link below with the speakers’ permission.

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Keynote speakers covered a myriad of topics this year. Anna Gamvros interviewed Commissioner Angelene Falk about the opportunities the OAIC sees to advance privacy reforms and increase consumers’ trust in how their personal information is handled. Victor Dominello spoke with Daimhin Warner on advancing citizen-centered digital services and spotlighting security and ethical concerns. Frith Tweedie moderated a keynote panel including Stephen Almond, Samantha Floreani and Stela Solar on AI and the issues being raised by emerging technologies. Finally, Commissioner Michael Webster shared his office’s current focus and future priorities around enforcement of New Zealand’s Privacy Act of 2020, as well as thoughts about developing a culture where personal information is protected and respected.

During the ANZ Summit we were pleased to announce the IAPP Vanguard Award for the Oceania region: Annelies Moens, Managing Director, Privcore. The Vanguard Awards honor privacy professionals from five geographical regions whose pioneering work is helping to shape the future of privacy and data protection.

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2023 keynote speakers

 

Michael Webster

Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Aotearoa New Zealand

 

Commissioner Webster shared his office’s current focus and future priorities around enforcement of New Zealand’s Privacy Act of 2020, and shared thoughts about developing a culture where personal information is protected and respected.

 

Keynote conversation

Interviewer: Daimhin Warner, CIPP/E

Country Leader, New Zealand, IAPP; Principal and Director, Simply Privacy

Victor Dominello

Director, Trustworthy Digital Society Hub, University of New South Wales

Victor Dominello’s work as a former Minister for New South Wales, and his current work as a professor has focused on advancing citizen-centered digital services and prioritizing security and ethical concerns.

 

Keynote conversation

Angelene Falk

Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

 

At a time where privacy concerns among Australians have never been higher, the OAIC’s mission to promote and uphold privacy and information access rights has never been more important. Commissioner Falk discussed the opportunities the OAIC sees to advance privacy reforms and increase consumers’ trust in how their personal information is handled.

 

 

Keynote panel

Moderator: Frith Tweedie

Principal, Simply Privacy

 

Stephen Almond

Executive Director for Regulatory Risk, U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office

 

Samantha Floreani

Program Lead, Digital Rights Watch

Stela Solar

Director, National Artificial Intelligence Centre, CSIRO

 

This keynote panel featured four privacy experts exploring AI strategies and upcoming issues raised by emerging technologies.

 

Emcee

 

Dan Ilic

Comedian, Investigative Humourist

 

 

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