June Meetup - Designing privacy by design

Date: Tuesday 18 June 2013 (3rd Tues every month)

Time: 18:00 - 20:30

Title: Designing privacy by design

Abstract: Privacy is by turns deeply personal and intuitive, or legalistic and arcane.  Most IT professionals have been trained in "Privacy 101" but upon hearing that "privacy is not a technology issue", we can be forgiven for switching off. Privacy training is rarely framed in light of how IT actually works, so non-lawyers usually have an incomplete understanding of the Collection, Use and Disclosure principles. By the same token, a purely legal treatment of privacy ignores the realities of database schemas, event logs, and metadata.

This presentation bridges privacy and real world IT.  It covers a number of things you might not know about privacy; for instance, are you aware that the Privacy Act 1988 doesn't use the words 'private' and 'public'? And what was wrong with Google's StreetView cars collecting unencrypted wifi data from the public domain? We will discuss how privacy can be built into new systems, by extending Threat & Risk Assessment methods and using Information Asset Inventories.

Speaker: Stephen Wilson from http://lockstep.com.au/ (@Steve_Lockstep) specialises in strategic research, analysis and advice in digital identity and privacy.

Purpose: To bring together system administrators, ICT professionals, computer/network programmers/administrators. Visitors welcome. Bring friends or colleagues; we welcome visitors. Please consider the benefits of becoming a member: http://www.sage-au.org.au/membership.


18:00 Pre-meeting drinks and snacks in Google's Jumbuck Tech Talk room

18:30 Meeting commences promptly - don't be late!
- Introductions and any general business
- Privacy Act presentation
- Q & A

20:30 Close - optionally adjourn to nearby pub for anyone keen to continue discussion.

RSVP: You must RSVP before noon on the day, here or by email to sam.lor at member.sage-au.org.au. Google's security requirements mean we must know who's attending. If arriving after 6:30pm, please call an organiser on[masked] or 0411262316.

Archive: This meeting may be recorded.  Previous presentation recordings are posted at http://vimeo.com/groups/sysadmin/videos

Distribution: Please feel free to redistribute this notice to anyone who may be interested.

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  • William S.

    Steve has kindly provided a copy of his slide deck and it's posted in the SAGE-AU member wiki.

    June 24, 2013

  • Andrew M.

    Informative and very well presented.

    June 22, 2013

  • Mark T.

    ReWatching: Brazil, director's cut. In the recent context, an astonishing piece of Information Engineering.

    June 20, 2013

  • Nathan T.

    Heya All

    Just wondering, other than the Star, is there any parking in the area that anyone can recommend?


    June 17, 2013

    • Mark

      There are a few streets behind the building that have metered parking, there is usually a fair few spots empty at that time of the day.

      June 17, 2013

    • Nathan T.

      Thanks Mark - found a spot easy on the night :)

      June 19, 2013

  • Kyle S.

    Great healthy discussion

    June 19, 2013

  • Robert H.

    Great presentation, some lively debate/discussion too. Thanks to Steve for presenting, and to the SAGE-AU-NSW team for arranging the event.

    June 19, 2013

  • James R.

    Great talk and discussions.

    June 18, 2013

  • Chris H.

    Thanks Steve for a really interesting talk - well structured, and generated a lot of great discussion on a topic dear to our hearts!

    June 18, 2013

  • teakay

    Just out of work now cannot make it very sorry

    June 18, 2013

  • Sam L.

    The organiser's changed as I am not going tonight but someone else has taken charge. In case of venue access difficulties please call 0403393309. Hope you all have great time, thanks.

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • William S.

    Hope to see you next month

    June 18, 2013

  • Mark T.

    Is there a date line issue?
    RSVP's closed a day early?
    Did I miss a hidden Monday?

    June 17, 2013

    • William S.

      You're clear to respond now. There was an off-by-one error...

      June 17, 2013

  • Sam L.

    Cate Bacon
    Andrew Glassock

    June 13, 2013

  • William S.

    The meeting has moved to Jumbuck Tech Talk room - turn right out of the lift instead of left. Mark will have signs for us.

    June 12, 2013

  • Stephen Gillies (.

    I have some books I'm ditching, I'll post the list to lounge and if you want one, I'll bring it to the meeting

    June 10, 2013

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