Panel: Privacy. Is it still ours to hold onto?

We asked for comfort and convenience and we are getting it. The cost, however, is our privacy.

Tech is eroding our freedom to disclose: Whether we are left or right leaning through echo chambers; Our emotions through facial recognition; Our in home conversations through Alexa, Google or Siri; Where we stand on the social credit system (think China) or damn, what Bandersnatch choices we made on Netflix!

Is there anything left to protect? If yes, how can we save it? And what are our legal, ethical and moral obligations towards the communities we care for?



Hayden Delaney, Partner + Head of IP & Technology Team, HopgoodGanim

Hayden is highly experienced in complex intellectual property and technology transactions, intellectual property management and intellectual property enforcement – both in domestic and international matters. He holds qualifications in Laws and Information Technology (with Honours and Distinction respectively).

Hayden is recognised as a Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyer and a Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer by Doyle’s Guide, 2018 and 2019. Most recently, Hayden has been listed as a Finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards, 2018 in the category of intellectual property.

Leanne Kemp, Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur

Leanne Kemp is Founder and CEO of Everledger and Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. She is a prominent figure in the technology sector and recognised internationally as an innovator and leader. Her company Everledger uses Blockchain technology to track high-value assets such as diamonds, art and wine with the aim of increasing transparency and trust with technology.

Leanne co-chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Manufacturing and takes part in the Global Future Council on Blockchain. She also workstreams at the Global Blockchain Business Council, co-chairs the World Trade Board’s Sustainable Trade Action Group and is on the IBM Blockchain Platform Board of Advisors.

Justine Lacey, Responsible Innovation Research Leader, CSIRO

Dr Justine Lacey leads CSIRO’s Responsible Innovation Future Science Platform; a research program that assesses the potential risks, benefits and uncertainties of future science and technology and ensures socially responsible science and technology is designed and delivered for all Australians.

The program also examines significant policy, regulatory and ethical challenges presented by novel and disruptive innovations and technologies, which if left unresolved, could hinder progress and innovation needed for future science to deliver benefits to society and future generations.

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