Privacy Goes to the Movies – Sunday 7 September
Presented by the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner & the Baker & McKenzie Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at UNSW.
Gattaca depicts a futuristic society where genetic constitution determines success. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. The Conversation stars Gene Hackman as a paranoid, cagey surveillance expert who has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.
Venue: Valhalla Cinema, 166 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney
The Australian Government Solicitor's (AGS) office will be offering three full day Privacy training seminars for public sector officers in Sydney on Friday 5th September 2003, Monday 8th September 2003 and Tuesday 9th September 2003, preceding the conference. These seminars are:
(a) Friday 5th September - 'Records Management': this seminar provides participants with an overview of the records management standards and information-access laws which apply in the public sector.
(b) Monday, 9th September - 'Introduction to Privacy': this seminar provides an overview of the history and context of the Privacy Act, and discusses its key concepts including terminology, application, the role of the Privacy Commissioner, the operation of each of the IPPs and the practical implications of compliance.
For further information on the training being offered by AGS please e-mail email@example.com or phone (02) 6253 7436.
The Privacy Commissioner for the State of Victoria will be hosting a one day conference in the Victorian state capital, Melbourne, on 8 September 2003. The 'Body as Data' conference will focus on issues at the forefront of the international privacy debate: biometrics, authentication, identity and DNA. Melbourne is a one hour flight from Sydney. Guests to the International Conference may like to commence their stay in Australia by attending the 'Body as Data' conference in Melbourne. Professor Stefano Rodotà, President of the Italian Data Protection Commission, will be the keynote speaker for the conference. Other confirmed speakers and further information can be found on the Victorian Privacy Commissioner's website at www.privacy.vic.gov.au.
IBM Privacy Technology Summit - Monday September 8
IBM is a pioneer in privacy technology and has an extensive portfolio of solutions and real world experiences to share. The Summit is a forum where IBM and industry speakers will demonstrate state-of-the-art privacy technology solutions and discuss enterprise challenges in privacy management from the Australian and New Zealand standpoint.
Our speakers will review the latest legislative developments in privacy,
and use customer case studies to describe privacy technologies and illustrate
architectural best practices. We'll finish the afternoon with an interactive
workshop on building an ROI model and a business case for Privacy technology
Global Privacy Management - Tuesday 9 September
P3P and Enterprise Privacy Languages workshop Worldwide Web Consortium - September 9
Hosted by IBM Australia
The Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) enables web sites
to express their privacy practices in a standard format that can be retrieved
automatically and interpreted easily by user agents. IBM's Enterprise
Privacy Authorization Language allows organizations to enforce their
privacy practices and policies in enterprise IT systems. This workshop
will explore these privacy languages, and others, to gain valuable feedback
from local and global organizations with regards to developing standards.
This conference will be hosted by the Baker & McKenzie Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre www.bakercyberlawcentre.org at the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th September 2003, preceding the Commissioners' conference.
The conference at 'The Scientia', University of NSW, Sydney, will have two themes. "State surveillance after September 11: Asia-Pacific examples and reactions" will review the current threats to privacy, cyber-liberties and data protection in the post-2001 security environment, especially in the Asia Pacific region, and includes physical, online and biomedical privacy issues. The second theme, "Privacy and Data Protection Commissioners after 30 years: A critical reassessment", will enable a fundamental review of the achievements and challenges in the evolution and proliferation of official privacy "watchdogs". There will also be a number of related events, including the APF's first Australian 'Big Brother Awards' presentation www.privacy.org.au, and the launch of an Asia-Pacific Privacy Charter Council www.bakercyberlawcentre.org/appcc/
For more details about the Conference please see www.bakercyberlawcentre.org/2003/Privacy_Conf/index.htm or contact David Vaile, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Graham Greenleaf at email@example.com
The Chair of the APEC Privacy Sub-group will be hosting a half day privacy
workshop on the morning of Saturday 13 September 2003 immediately following
the conference and at the same venue. The Sub-group has been established
to develop APEC Privacy Principles and implementation mechanisms for
protecting privacy across national borders. For further information please
The New Zealand Privacy Commissioner will host a 1-day international workshop on Tuesday 16 September 2003, in the week following the international conference. The workshop, to be held in Auckland will enable those actively involved in privacy impact assessment to take stock of and learn from accumulated experiences in this rapidly developing data protection methodology. Auckland is a 3-hour flight from Sydney with numerous daily airline connections. Guests to the international conference may wish to return home through Auckland or take a side trip from their visit to Australia. To find out more about the workshop contact Blair Stewart, Assistant Privacy Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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