Country Leader, Australia, IAPP; Chief Privacy & Data Ethics Officer, National Australia Bank Limited
Stephen Bolinger, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPM, FIP, is the chief privacy & data ethics officer at National Australia Bank. His career spans three continents and more than two decades, with the last fourteen years devoted to privacy and data protection matters. He has held key roles in large enterprises, including nine years at Microsoft, as well as start-ups as small as seven employees. He applies a principled yet practical approach to privacy and data ethics issues and has been privileged to work for organisations that have aimed to use data in ways that are ethical, sustainable, and value-generating.
As country leader for Australia for the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Stephen works to grow and serve the privacy profession within Australia.
Prior to his work as a lawyer and privacy professional, he spent ten years in technical roles, including director of network operations for FrontBridge Technologies (acquired by Microsoft in 2005).
Angelene Falk was appointed Australian information commissioner and privacy commissioner in August 2018. She leads the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) in fulfilling its functions across privacy, freedom of information and government information management.
Ms. Falk is a member of the National Data Advisory Council, and sits on the Executive Committee of the Global Privacy Assembly (GPA), formerly known as the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC). She chairs the GPA’s Strategic Direction Sub-Committee and is co-chair of its Digital Citizen and Consumer Working Group.
Ms. Falk has held senior positions in the OAIC since 2012. She served as deputy commissioner from 2016 and acting Australian information commissioner and privacy commissioner from March 2018.
Over the past decade Ms. Falk has worked extensively with Australian Government agencies, across the private sector and internationally, at the forefront of addressing regulatory challenges and opportunities presented by rapidly evolving technology and potential uses of data. Ms. Falk’s experience extends across industries and subject matter, including data breach prevention and management, data sharing, credit reporting, digital health and access to information.
Ms. Falk was admitted as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of NSW in 1998 and holds an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.