Data + Privacy Asia Pacific Conference 2017

8 March 2017
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Privacy and data protection regulators from across the Asia Pacific region will join Australian industry leaders and data experts for the Data + Privacy Asia Pacific Conference in Sydney on 12 July this year.

‘The public and commercial promise of data innovation has never been greater while at the same time the, public interest and expectations about how personal information is used continues to rise. Managing the nexus between data innovation, privacy and consumer trust has now become a defining issue for both the public and private sector,’ said Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim.

‘This conference will set the agenda on the latest privacy and data protection trends and deliver key insights into upcoming regulations and policy developments, both local and international such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).’

Data + Privacy Asia Pacific will feature a diverse program of international speakers and leading privacy and cybersecurity experts from the public and private sectors.

‘New technologies’, ‘Health and privacy’ and ‘Protecting reputations’, will be key topics of the day’s concurrent streams, with experts invited to submit relevant abstracts to be considered for presentation via the conference website.

Data + Privacy Asia Pacific is expected to attract upwards of 300 delegates and is aimed at privacy and data security professionals interested in learning about the latest developments in privacy regulation and innovation.

The Commissioner will also host the two-day 47th Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum in the same week as the Data + Privacy Asia Pacific conference. APPA members include Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, the United States of America, Singapore, South Korea and New Zealand.

‘This will be a unique week for privacy in Australia, where we have many of the world’s leading commercial and government experts on privacy together in Sydney. So I’d encourage Australian businesses and agencies to make the most of this opportunity.’

For further information about the conference, please visit Join the conversation on Twitter @OAICgov or #dataprivacy17.


When: 9.00am to 4.45pm on Wednesday 12 July 2017
Where: International Convention Centre Sydney
Cost: $990.00 (inc GST)
Register:Register online before 31 March to receive a 15% discount

Call for papers

Streams: New technologies, Health and privacy or Protecting reputations.
Deadline: Sunday 30 April 2017
Submissions: Please visit the Abstracts page

About the OAIC

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has a range of regulatory responsibilities and powers under the Privacy Act 1988Freedom of Information Act 1982 and other legislation. The OAIC is headed by Timothy Pilgrim who is the Australian Information Commissioner and the Australian Privacy Commissioner. Commissioner Pilgrim is supported by a Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner Dispute Resolution, Assistant Commissioner Regulation & Strategy and the OAIC staff. Further information is available at

About the APPA

The Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) formed in 1992, and since then, APPA has expanded and evolved into the principal forum for privacy and data protection authorities in the Asia Pacific region. The APPA Forum is held twice a year with members meeting to discuss enforcement priorities to drive a global approach to privacy regulation. Further information is available at

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Media contact: Alison Wares           0407 663 968 

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