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The 21st century is widely referred to as the Information Age. Governments and non-governmental players around the world understand the value of data, and are collecting and using it at an unprecedented scale for multiple purposes.


The advent of this technological capacity is raising significant challenges to privacy, as evidenced by recent revelations concerning Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and, previously in Australia, significant privacy breaches, such as the re-identification of publicly released Medicare and Pharmaceutical Scheme data.

In October 2017, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, Professor Joe Cannataci presented to the United Nations General Assembly an interim report on Big Data–Open Data, which considers the advent of modern data technologies, international standards and regulation, and their impact upon the human right to privacy.

The report will be finalised after a two-day international consultation in Sydney, for the public and private sectors, those with interests in the data economy, whether as public policy and decision makers, educators, commercial service providers, data brokers, academics, researchers, regulators and legislators.

Input from individuals, non-government organisations and civil society is vital.

The final report is due to be presented to the UN General Assembly in October 2018.


For further information, contact

Dr Elizabeth Coombs ecoom02@sec.research.um.edu.mt




The event is being supported by UNSW Sydney, Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub, University of Technology Sydney, and the Australian Human Rights Commission. Within UNSW Sydney, support has been provided by the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, the Australian Human Rights Institute, Grand Challenges, the Faculties/Schools of Built Environment, Computing Science and Engineering, Law, Mathematics, and Social Sciences.


For inquiries about venue accessibility, including Auslan assistance, please email humanrights@unsw.edu.au


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