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Media Enquiries may be directed to any Board Member, but initial contact is preferred with the following:

Health Matters:

Privacy Matters Generally:

General Email to; or to the appropriate Office-Bearer below.

The Board strongly prefers all communications to be by electronic means, i.e. email or phone. If it is essential to send hard-copy materials by regular post / 'snail mail' or courier, please contact the relevant Board Member and ask them for an appropriate address to send it to.

Board Members and Officers

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Bruce Arnold, Canberra

(02) 6201 2710

Bruce has a background in innovative aspects of intellectual property law, and has been a consultant in digital technologies business analysis and regulatory matters. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Law at the University of Canberra, has a Masters degree in law and is completing a doctorate on the nature of legal identity. He is widely published, and is currently General Editor of the LexisNexis Privacy Law Bulletin.

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(Dr) Katina Michael, Wollongong

(02) 4221 3937 (w) or 0431 201 172

Katina Michael is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Wollongong, and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She received a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 1996 and a Ph.D. degree in information technology and communications from the University of Wollongong in 2003. Before joining academia in 2002, she worked as a senior network and business planner at Nortel Networks

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Peter Clarke, Melbourne

(03) 9225 8751

Peter is a barrister practising in the area of commercial, equity, defamation and privacy law. He has worked on privacy issues in the public service prior to coming to the Victorian Bar. He first became interested in privacy in 1988 when working for a member of the Federal Parliament and was involved in framing a response to the Privacy Bill 1988. He writes on privacy on his website at

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(Dr) Adam Molnar, Melbourne

(03) 9244 3793

Adam Molnar is a Lecturer in the Department of Criminology at Deakin University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University and received his Ph.D. degree in Political Science at the University of Victoria in 2014. Adam’s research concerns issues of surveillance, technology, and associated issues of privacy, in national security and policing. Twitter: @admmo

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(Dr) Roger Clarke, Canberra

(02) 6288 6916

Roger is a consultant focussing on strategic and policy aspects of eBusiness, information infrastructure, and dataveillance and privacy, working through his own company, Xamax Consultancy. He has a long list of both formal and informal publications, and has been a Visiting Professor at universities in Australia and overseas. He has been an active privacy advocate since 1972, an active privacy researcher since 1975, an active privacy consultant since 1977, and a Board member of APF since its inception in 1987. In 2009, he was awarded only the second-ever Australian Privacy Medal

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Liam Pomfret, Brisbane

(07) 3346 8170

Liam Pomfret is a PhD candidate in the UQ Business School at The University of Queensland, and is a content specialist in the area of consumer privacy issues. His research focuses on the antecedent factors of consumers' privacy protection and self-disclosure behaviours in social media. He was previously the Queensland state co-ordinator of Pirate Party Australia from 2012-2013, and he stood as a Pirate Party Australia senate candidate for Queensland in the 2013 Federal Election. Twitter: @LiamPomfret

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(Dr) Angela Daly, Melbourne

(03) 9214 4420

Angela Daly is a research fellow in media and communications law at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research in Melbourne. She holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Italy, on the topic of 'corporate dominance of the Internet'. Her specialties lie in the field of communications and media law and policy, particularly privacy, free expression, data protection, and competition and regulation. She is a former board member of Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), and has previously worked with Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Ofcom, European Alternatives and the British Council.

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(Dr) Bernard Robertson-Dunn, Sydney

0411 157 113

Bernard is an electronic/control engineer with a PhD in computer modelling of the electrical activity in the human small intestine. He has had significant experience in the development of architecture, system design and development of Federal Government and other large scale Information Systems. He is particularly interested in ensuring that the Information Management aspects of technology based systems are properly identified and incorporated into their design and operation such that issues of privacy, safety and social acceptability are appropriately addressed.

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(Prof) Graham Greenleaf AM, Sydney

(02) 9569 5310 (h)

Graham is Professor at Law & Information Technology at UNSW. He is co-director of the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII), and was co-director of UNSW's Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre (2000-10). He is also one of the convenors of the Asian Privacy Scholars Network. He was the founder of Privacy Law & Policy Reporter (1994-2006) and is now the Asia-Pacific Editor of Privacy Laws & Business International Report (2007-).

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Steven Roddis, Wollongong

02 4231 5551 (w)

Steven is an information security consultant based in Wollongong. He was an Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) board member from 2011-2013. Steven's main focus is on web application security, however in recent years has grown fond of (in)security in physical access systems. He occasionally contributes to his personal website

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Kat Lane – VICE-CHAIR, Sydney

0447 620 694

Kat has been the Principal Solicitor of the Consumer Credit Legal Centre (CCLC NSW) for the last 10 years. Before that Kat worked in the financial services industry for over 8 years including regular work on privacy. Kat has been an active consumer advocate for 12 years in the areas of financial services and privacy. This has involved being very active in law reform. Kat has a particular interest in credit reporting and dispute resolution of privacy disputes. Kat has a Masters in Law.

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David Vaile – VICE-CHAIR, Sydney

0414 731 249

David is co-convenor of UNSW's Cyberspace Law and Policy Community (formerly ~Centre), a research and policy group dealing with public interest issues arising from networked transactions and the Internet. The Community and its associates engage with a range of privacy and personal information security-related issues, especially those that affect individuals and businesses engaging with online, social networking and cloud services. He has also worked at the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner and Privacy NSW, and with a range of other organisations including legal services, medical informatics and online content developers

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(Dr) David Lindsay – VICE-CHAIR, Melbourne

(03) 9905 5547

David is an Associate Professor in the Law Faculty at Monash University. In addition to working in privacy law, he has conducted research across a range of areas adjacent to the APF's areas of interest and serves on a relevant Law Council committee.

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Mark Walkom – SECRETARY and TREASURER, Sydney

Mark is a seasoned systems administrator and IT Operations Manager, based in Sydney. He has expertise in data security, including firewalls and Virtual Private Networks, and a strong interest in the privacy impacts of insecure IT. He is also active in the Systems Administrators Guilde (SAGE-AU). See his LinkedIn Bio.


Health Committee - Chair: (Dr) Bernard Robertson-Dunn, 0411 157 113

The Committee's scope includes Patient Data of all kinds; Electronic Health Records; Health Care Procedures; Administrative, Insurance and Research Use of identifiable personal data; Genetic / DNA-related personal data; Emergency-related personal data; Personal data related to organ donations; Interventions with the human body, including medical procedures and consent issues, but extending to other contexts such as enforced acquisition of body fluids and body tissue, and post mortem procedures

International Committee - Chair: Chris Connolly, 0414 938 942

Surveillance Committee - Being re-constituted - enquiries to the Board Chair

The Committee's scope includes Audio Surveillance (including directional microphones and audio-recording); Visual Surveillance (including open and concealed cameras and video-recording); Transport-Related Surveillance (including tracking devices such as RFID and GPS); and other aspects such as Data Surveillance and Workplace Surveillance. Electronic surveillance, and email and web-usage surveillance are undertaken by, or in conjunction with the Telecommunications and Internet Committee

Telecommunications and Internet Committee - Chair: enquiries to the Board Chair

The Committee's scope includes:

The TIC monitors the effect of the legislation in these areas, and any proposals for changes to them, especially the Telecommunications Act, Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act, the Spam Act, and Do Not Call Register Act. The TIC also monitors the activities of the primary regulators, in particular the ACMA and the TIO, as well as the OAIC/Privacy Commissioner.

Technical Committee - Chair: Steven Roddis, 02 4231 5551 (w)

The Committee supports the Board in relation to electronic tools used by the Board and the APF generally, including the web-site, email-aliases, e-lists, the archive of privacy-list postings, backup and recovery, conferencing facilities, collaborative authoring tools, and social media activities.

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