Privacy Law Seminar 2020

As 2020 has been a big year for privacy law, the Law Council of Australia's Business Law Section invites you to attend a seminar that will look at some of the key privacy developments as they affect practitioners.

The seminar will be joined by the Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk, who will review the year that was and look ahead to further developments in this topical area of law.

The seminar will cover:

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Date: 12 November 2020

Time: 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm (AEDST)

Venue: Webinar via Zoom

This event will be hosted online via Zoom. This is a free event, however registration is essential.

Registrations close 11 November 2020. Please note there is limited attendance capacity.

If you have any queries about the event, please contact Jessica Morrow, BLS Section Administrator, on 02 6246 3737 or email


Keynote Speaker

Ms Angelene Falk
Ms Falk was appointed Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner in August 2018. She leads the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) in fulfilling its functions across privacy, freedom of information and government information management. Ms Falk is a member of the National Data Advisory Council, and sits on the Executive Committee of the Global Privacy Assembly (GPA), formerly known as the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC). She chairs the GPA’s Strategic Direction Sub-Committee and is co-chair of its Digital Citizen and Consumer Working Group.

Ms Falk has held senior positions in the OAIC since 2012. She served as Deputy Commissioner from 2016 and acting Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner from March 2018.

Over the past decade Ms Falk has worked extensively with Australian Government agencies, across the private sector and internationally, at the forefront of addressing regulatory challenges and opportunities presented by rapidly evolving technology and potential uses of data. Ms Falk’s experience extends across industries and subject matter, including data breach prevention and management, data sharing, credit reporting, digital health and access to information.

Ms Falk was admitted as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of NSW in 1998 and holds an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from Melbourne University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

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