Event recap: Artificial Intelligence and Privacy forum

Tuesday 29th August, 2017

On Friday 25 August 2017, the Office of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) held its fourth public forum. Breaking away from the panel format of our past two events, this time CPDP invited two guest speakers, Dr Toby Walsh and Dr Jake Goldenfein to hold a conversation on the theme of Artificial Intelligence and Privacy.

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The value of consumer trust: How privacy can enable economic growth

Wednesday 23rd August, 2017

Generating value from data forms part of the economic and innovation agenda of many governments and organisations. Today’s data-driven economy is dependent on the free flow of personal information, allowing organisations to refine and target services, predict consumer behaviours and analyse market trends (amongst other benefits). 

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Youth Advisory Group – Surveillance in Schools

Thursday 27th July, 2017

In early 2017, the Youth Advisory Group (YAG) for the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) met to discuss the role of surveillance, tracking and analytics in schools and universities, and what this means for student privacy. Tushar Goyal, a YAG member, wrote this piece following the group discussion. The following is a summary of the views and opinions of the YAG members, and does not represent the official view of CPDP.

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Event recap: Youth Advisory Group workshop 

Wednesday 24th May, 2017

As part of Privacy Awareness Week 2017, the Office of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection’s (CPDP) Youth Advisory Group (YAG) hosted a public workshop – Privacy: Not Dead, Just Different. The event, held in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, explored the differing perceptions of privacy between older and younger generations. Participants of the workshop, held on Friday the 12th of May at the University of Melbourne, took part in a series of round-robin style discussions, on the topics of social media, sharing information, surveillance, and the virtual footprint.

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Creativity Competition 1st Prize

Monday 15th May, 2017

As part of Privacy Awareness Week 2017 the Office of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) held its inaugural creativity competition. 

CPDP sought entries from members of the public showcasing their interpretation of 'privacy' and what it means to them. We received a range of entries, including poems, artwork, songs, photographs and short stories. 

CPDP awarded prizes for the top three entries, and we are pleased to share these with you. 

Read more: Creativity Competition 1st Prize

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