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Meet Asia Pacific’s privacy and data regulators this July

Data + Privacy Asia Pacific will bring together the region’s privacy and data protection authorities to discuss enforcement priorities and drive a global approach to privacy regulation – and we’re proud to confirm the regulators who will join MC Virginia Trioli for a panel discussion on interoperability in privacy and data. 

Don’t miss your chance to meet leading Asia Pacific data governance figures and join in the conversation. Register now

Melinda Claybaugh — Counsel for International Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission

In Melinda Claybaugh’s role she works on international privacy and consumer protection enforcement and policy. Currently, she is focussing on cross-border enforcement cooperation on privacy and data security matters, and strengthening the accountability of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system, among other responsibilities.

John Edwards — Privacy Commissioner, New Zealand Office of the Privacy Commissioner

John Edwards was appointed to the position of Privacy Commissioner in New Zealand in February 2014 after a 20 year career in law. During his career, he has chaired the New Zealand Law Society Privacy and Human Rights Committee, and was the Contributing Editor of Brookers Human Right Law and Practice. In October 2014 John was elected as Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, a position he still holds.

Angelene Falk — Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Angelene Falk was the Assistant Commissioner of Regulation and Strategy at the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner before her appointment as Deputy Commissioner. Prior to this role, she held positions with Boards and Commissions as a lawyer, educator, and policy adviser in the discrimination area.

Brent Homan — Director General for PIPEDA investigations, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

In his role, Brent Homan oversees the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Toronto Office and its dedicated enforcement and stakeholder engagement programs. He has overseen prominent investigations, including those relating to Ashley Madison (2016), the Bell Relevant Advertising Program (2015), Google Online Behavioural Advertising (2014), and Apple Transparency (2014).

Stephen Kai-yi Wong — Privacy Commissioner, Personal Data of Hong Kong

Stephen Kai-yi Wong joined the Attorney General’s Chambers of the Hong Kong Government as a Crown Counsel in 1986. He has held a variety of positions since then, including as the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Deputy Solicitor-General and Secretary of the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission, professor of the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, and Director of the China Law Society, among others.

Leong Keng Thai — Executive Chairman, Data Protection Advisory Committee

Concurrently to his role at the Data Protection Advisory Committee, Leong Keng Thai is the Deputy Chief Executive (International & Corporate) at the Infocomm Media Development Authority. He is also appointed as a Commissioner to the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, and Senior Advisor (International Strategy Unit) at the Ministry of Communications & Information.