Online Privacy - No Longer Playing Catch-up?

David Carrington, General Counsel, AusRegistry Group, Australia

It may come to pass that 2013 will be regarded as the year that the general public sat up and took notice of online privacy. The Australian Information Commissioner advised earlier this year that “2013 is shaping up to be the biggest year for privacy in over 20 years”. As the year drew to a close, a number of major publications including the New York Times, Forbes and the Guardian heralded 2013 as a pivotal moment in the evolution of privacy, particularly online. Dictionary.com went so far as to name privacy as its “word of the year”.

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Australia Privacy IT March 2014 Vol. 7, No. 26, Winter 2014

David Carrington

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David Carrington is General Counsel at Bombora Technologies, based in Melbourne. He previously worked at Schillings, the London law firm specialising in privacy, and as in-house counsel at the BBC and Channel Four Television where he advised on broadcast and online defamation and privacy issues.

AusRegistry Group

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Bombora Technologies has within it a number of operating companies including AusRegistry, the exclusive registry operator for all .au domain names; ARI Registry Services, the provider of technology, software and consulting to support the national domain name infrastructure in four countries as well as over 150 new Top-Level Domain applicants; and AusRegistry International which provides software solutions and management services to the Australian Federal Government.

Australia Privacy IT March 2014 Vol. 7, No. 26, Winter 2014