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Sydney Chapter Meeting (26th Oct 2022 12:00 PM)

Managing Privacy Risk – Current challenges and what the future may hold

Joint Sydney Chapter meeting for AISA/FAIR Institute/RMIA

Date: Wednesday 26th Oct 2022
Time: 12pm – 1pm

Sydney: IBM Australia - Lvl 17, 259 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
WebEx: (Details in the confirmation email)

Registration link:

The privacy risk landscape is changing dramatically. Technological advances, mass data collection and customisation, an increasing number of data breaches and declining trust levels together provide the backdrop for increasing privacy regulation. The Australian Privacy Act is under review [1] with 67 proposals for change.

Join us for a discussion on how to best navigate the privacy risk landscape with:

Annelies Moens, Managing Director, Privcore
Andrew Potter, Chief Risk Officer, BAI Communications
Katherine Watts, Executive Director Legal, Government Regulatory & Prosecutions, NSW Transport
Moderated by Denny Wan, Principal Consultant, Security Express

Annelies will provide an overview of the rapidly changing privacy risk landscape to set the scene for the panel discussion.
All opinions expressed are of the speakers and do not necessarily represent the organisation they are affiliated with.
Our communities appreciate the hospitality of IBM Australia in hosting this hybrid event from their Sydney Office and via WebEx.

The Australian Government Attorney-General is conducting conduct a review of the 30+ years old Privacy Act 1988 to ensure privacy settings empower consumers, protect their data, and best serve the Australian economy. The review was announced as part of the government's response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Digital Platforms Inquiry.


Annelies Moens [2]

Annelies Moens is Managing Director of Privcore. Annelies is one of Australia's Superstars of STEM in 2021-2022 for her widely recognised privacy expertise. She is a mentor for the Australian Government's Boosting Female Founders initiative. Annelies has been working in privacy for over 20 years.

Annelies co-founded the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in Australia and New Zealand in 2008. She was elected its President in 2011-2012. She has been consulting in privacy since 2012. Through Privcore, she and her team conduct privacy impact assessments, privacy health checks, data breach prevention and response, regulatory engagement and build privacy programs for clients so they can increase trust and confidence.

Annelies’ privacy career started at Australia's privacy regulator, now the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. During her regulatory role over five years, she led audit and investigation teams as Deputy Director, Compliance.

Andrew Potter [3]

Andrew Potter is presently the Chief Risk Officer for BAI Communications, following his career progression in high profile organisations, including NBN Co, Foxtel, and Sky TV. Andrew is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and qualified internal auditor with the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (UK & Ireland).

Andrew’s passion and expertise is ensuring that risk management and internal audit is a business partner (not the internal police!) working intently with other business functions to deliver the corporate strategy, while steering the organisation and its people away from harm. Andrew also advocates that effective risk management considers risks as opportunities, as well as threats. He is actively developing his thought leadership in this space.

Andrew also has a passion for information security and safety, wellbeing, and sustainability, having successfully sponsored the BAI group of companies to global ISO27001 accreditation (an information security standard) and being responsible for rolling out a global safety, wellbeing, and sustainability framework.
Originally from Scotland, Andrew spent his formative years in Hong Kong and was educated at university in Glasgow, specialising in risk management.

Denny Wan [4]

Denny Wan is a recognised thought leader and practitioner of the NIST endorsed FAIR cyber risk quantification methodology. FAIR [5] is a business language for describing cyber risks to enable a data-driven risk management decision process. He is the principal consultant of Security Express and the founder of the FAIR Institute Sydney Chapter. He developed a methodology for formulating Reasonable Security, enabling a balanced approach to prioritise cyber risk controls reflective of community expectations on Duty of Care. He is an experienced and certified auditor in ISO 27001 and PCI DSS. His methodology. He applied this methodology to reimagine the Cyber Incident Response Simulation exercise to stimulate a community approach to lift cyber resilience to combat cyber fatigue in the community. He delivered the simulation exercise for several Colleges, creating deep emotional connections between the IT teams and other community members of the College. He presented their insights in EduTech 2021 and 2022.

Katherine Watts [6]

Kate Watts is an experienced lawyer having practised in top tier law firms for over twenty years. Her private practice focused on advising on regulatory risk and regulatory disputes, working on high profile matters for financial institutions, airlines and utilities. Kate now leads the Government, Regulatory and Prosecution team at Transport for NSW, which includes delivery of the privacy function for the Transport cluster. In that role Kate has built the capability and maturity of the cluster’s privacy risk management. She is a member of the NSW Law Society Privacy & Data Committee and a founder of the NSW whole of government privacy community of practice.

[1] https://www.ag.gov.au/integrity/consultations/review-privacy-act-1988
[2] https://www.privcore.com/bios
[3] https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewgpotter/
[4] https://www.linkedin.com/in/wandenny/
[5] https://www.fairinstitute.org/what-is-fair
[6] https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-watts-61950325/


  • Hello Everyone!

    I have just joined the Sydney Chapter and will undertake my Fair training/exam soon.
    I will come in-person to this event and hope to see many of you!

    Warm Regards

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