Safe Encryption Australia
Leaders in Australia's tech sector are concerned about new legislation which grants Australian law enforcement agencies unprecedented power to access private data.
UTS is partnering with StartupAUS and other industry bodies to bring you Safe Encryption Australia, a town hall event that will provide an opportunity for representatives of the tech sector, policymakers, and politicians to publicly discuss how Australia should balance the dual needs of privacy and security, following the encryption laws that were passed on the last sitting day of Parliament last December.
The 90-minute forum will take place on Wednesday 27 March 2019 – just a week before the last pre-election sitting begins and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security provide a report on the Assistance and Access Act.
This forum brings together industry associations, organisations and individuals, for the purpose of seeking key amendments to the Act. These include narrowing its scope, increasing oversight, and ensuring that employees cannot be targeted without company knowledge.
Registration will open at 8am, with the forum commencing at 8.30am and concluding at 10am. The format will be three short keynotes, followed by a moderated panel discussion with audience Q&A.
Confirmed speakers and panellists include:
- Glenn Wightwick, DVC (Innovation and Enterprise), UTS
- Ed Husic, Shadow Minister for Human Services and the Digital Economy
- Scott Farquhar, CoFounder and Chair, Atlassian
- Michelle Price, CEO, AustCyber
- Sarah Moran, CEO, Geek Girl Academy
- Francis Galbally, Founder and Chair, Senetas
- Eddie Sheehym, Founder and cyber investor, NUIX
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