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Victorian Privacy Network meeting

Join OVIC as we host our first Victorian Privacy Network (VPN) meeting of 2021 on Wednesday 24 March.

The meeting will feature:

  • a presentation on OVIC's privacy officer project;
  • a panel to mark International Women's day featuring leading women in the privacy and human rights space; and
  • a presentation on data ethics.

See full agenda.

Key details:

When: 24 March 2021
Time: 10am - 12pm
Where: Microsoft Teams

Guest speakers:

Dr Niki Vincent

As Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner, Dr Niki Vincent is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Gender Equality Act 2020 and plays a key leadership role in promoting gender equality in the Victorian community and workplaces. She has a wealth of experience in gender equality and organisational leadership including serving as the South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity.

Susan Bennett

Susan Bennett is the Founder and Executive Director of Information Governance ANZ and Principal of Sibenco Legal and Advisory. Susan is building an information governance (IG) community to drive more holistic IG solutions linked to global best practice. Relied upon as an international thought leader in the IG landscape, Susan is an independent lawyer and IG consultant. She helps organisations manage their data and information better with governance frameworks, strategies and solutions that maximise value and minimise risk.

Samantha Floreani

Samantha Floreani is a Privacy and Technology Specialist with Salinger Privacy, with a particular focus on assessing privacy risks of algorithmic systems. She is also a Campaigns Officer with Digital Rights Watch, where she advocates for human rights in the digital world. Samantha has built her career at the intersection of law, technology and ethics, with previous roles including Program Director for Code Like a Girl, and Senior Policy Analyst for OVIC. Samantha’s approach is firmly grounded in feminism, and she considers upholding privacy to be an essential tool to examine and resist imbalances of power.

Emily Howie

Emily Howie is the head of the legal and dispute resolution branch at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. She leads the Commission’s interventions under the Charter of Human Rights and oversees the provision of dispute resolution for people who have complained of harassment, discrimination, vilification and victimisation. Emily was formerly a Legal Director at the Human Rights Law Centre, focusing on women’s reproductive rights, democratic freedoms and UN advocacy.

Veronica Scott

Veronica is a Director at KPMG Law and Data Privacy & Digital lead. She is an experienced privacy and media lawyer who qualified and practiced in London before moving to Melbourne and was head of Minter Ellison’s national privacy team. She has worked on a number of high profile cases that have developed the law of privacy and confidentiality both in Australia and the UK. More recently her focus has been advising government, not for profit and private sector clients on strategic and complex digital data projects and legal risks, in particular in health, and responding to and managing cyber incidents. Veronica is a member of the Media & Communications and Privacy Committees of the Law Council of Australia’s Business Section. She is also Treasurer of the Melbourne Press Club and a member of IAPP’s ANZ Advisory Board.

Caitlin Galpin

Caitlin Galpin is a Senior Privacy Guidance Officer in OVIC’s Privacy Guidance team. The team handles privacy complaints, data breach notifications, and responds to enquiries from agencies and the public. Caitlin joined OVIC in May 2019. Prior to this, she worked as a governance, risk, compliance and policy management consultant, working with organisations in the government, education, not-for-profit and human services sectors. An accredited mediator, Caitlin also holds qualifications in Law and International Studies from the University of Adelaide.

Joshua Strong

Joshua leads the Data Strategy & Governance team at the Victorian Centre for Data Insights (VCDI), the state’s centre of excellence for data and analytics. The team focuses on supporting agencies and departments to implement pragmatic, best-practice approaches to derive value and insights from data. A lawyer who previously worked in the tech sector, Joshua advises Victoria’s Chief Data Officer on all matters relating to privacy, data protection and data ethics. Joshua will present on the VCDI’s approach to data ethics and how organisations (public and private) can strengthen their protections against ethical risk.

The Victorian Privacy Network provides an opportunity for privacy and information management professionals to hear from guest speakers, and is open to professionals in any sector who work directly in privacy and information management, or who have an interest in the area.

Join the Victorian Privacy Network. Membership is open to all privacy and information management professionals.

Collection notices

Please note: this meeting will not be recorded. OVIC collects your information when you register for events, and this meeting will be held on Microsoft Teams. Download the collection notices here.

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