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22nd November 2021

IIC Australia Chapter Webinar: Codifying online safety

Chapter event, Virtual Event

Monday 22 November 2021
Start time: 14h00 – 15h30 (AEDT)

Join the IIC Australian Chapter, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, and an industry panel for a discussion about the development of new industry codes under the Online Safety Act 2021.

The industry codes will apply to the participants of eight key sections of the online industry that provide a wide range of services and may deal with matters including the proactive detection and removal of certain types of content, procedures for ensuring that online accounts are not provided to children without the consent of a parent or responsible adult, as well as promoting awareness of filtering options and safety issues.

The eSafety Commissioner is responsible for code registration and has published a position paper to assist industry code development.

This forum is an opportunity to explore what the objectives and approach mean for online safety and related issues around governance and enforcement, as well as incentives and outcomes, when it comes to identifying and regulating online harms.

The webinar will be moderated by IIC Australian Chapter President, Dr Derek Wilding.

Keynote speaker – Julie Inman Grant, Australian eSafety Commissioner


To register your place click here.

A Zoom link will be forwarded to individual ticket holders in the lead up to the event.

Video of the IIC Australia Chapter Webinar

Recording of the webinar held on 17 June 2020, Pandemic and Privacy – the implications of contact tracing apps


Monday 22 November 2021
Start time: 14h00 – 15h30 (AEDT)

To register your place click here.

This event will be held online. A Zoom link will be forwarded to individual ticket holders in the lead up to the event.


IIC Webinar – Codifying online safety – 22 November 2021


Derek Wilding (Dr) Co-Director, Centre for Media Transition, University of Technology, Sydney; President, IIC Australia Chapter

Derek Wilding is based in the Faculty of Law at University of Technology Sydney where he is the Co-Director of the Centre for Media Transition. He is also President of the Australian Chapter of the IIC.

Dr Wilding has worked in statutory and industry-based regulatory positions, specialising in media and communications regulation. He was Executive Director of the Australian Press Council, manager of media ownership and control at the Australian Communications and Media Authority and Director of the Communications Law Centre at University of New South Wales. He has also worked for the Office of Film and Literature Classification and the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

Dr Wilding is currently a chief investigator on a three-year research project examining media pluralism and online news (funded by the Australian Research Council) and a two-year research project on consumer and public participation in industry rule-making in the communications sector. The Centre for Media Transition is conducting externally-funded research into the impact of digital platforms on news and journalistic content and the state of trust in news media.

Keynote Speaker

Julie Inman Grant Australia’s eSafety Commissioner

Julie Inman Grant is Australia’s eSafety Commissioner. In this role, Julie leads the world’s first government regulatory agency committed to keeping its citizens safer online.

Julie has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors, and spent two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter and Adobe.

The Commissioner’s career began in Washington DC, working in the US Congress and the non-profit sector before taking on a role at Microsoft. Julie’s experience at Microsoft spanned 17 years, serving as one of the company’s first and longest-standing government relations professionals, ultimately in the role of Global Director for Safety & Privacy Policy and Outreach. At Twitter, she set up and drove the company’s policy, safety and philanthropy programs across Australia, New Zealand & Southeast Asia.

As Commissioner, Julie plays an important global role as Chair of the Child Dignity Alliance’s Technical Working Group and as a Board Member of the WePROTECT Global Alliance. She was recently designated one of Australia’s most influential women by the Australian Financial Review and a leading Australian in Foreign Affairs by the Sydney Morning Herald. In 2020, the World Economic Forum and Apolitical designated the Commissioner as one of the #Agile50, the world’s most influential leaders revolutionising government.


Andrew Williams Chief Executive Officer, ACCAN

Andrew is an experienced executive with extensive operations, management and commercial experience and a demonstrated track record in achieving planned outcomes, enhancing customer focus and driving process improvement. His experience base spans a wide range of commercial disciplines in both private and public sector industries, including 20 years as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy where, as a specialist Navigator, he held a wide range of operational roles, both ashore and afloat.

Andrew joined ACCAN as the Director of Operations in 2019 and was appointed Deputy CEO in July 2021. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds tertiary qualifications in Arts, Business Administration, and Law.

Gerard Brody Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Action Law Centre

Gerard began in consumer advocacy as a policy officer and solicitor with Consumer Law Centre Victoria, before working as a Senior Policy Officer with Consumer Action. Gerard then worked with the Brotherhood of St Laurence as Senior Manager Financial Inclusion, leading the national rollout of the Saver Plus program. Gerard returned to Consumer Action in 2011 to lead the Centre’s policy and campaigns work. Gerard has represented consumers on a number of bodies, including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Consumer Consultative Committee, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s Consumer Advisory Panel and the Australian Energy Regulator’s Customer Consultative Group. Gerard has a Masters in Public Policy and Management, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

Jennifer Duxbury (Dr) DIGI, Director Policy, Regulatory Affairs, and Research

Dr Duxbury is a senior legal professional and policy advisor with over 20 years of international experience spanning private and public sector legal practice, corporate governance, government regulation and education. Dr Duxbury has held General Counsel roles at Reuters Limited, Airservices Australia, Lonely Planet and ninemsn. Jenny has recently completed a PhD in public policy at the Institute of Governance and Policy, University of Canberra, where she also teaches graduate programs in law and business administration. She led the drafting of the Australian Code of Practice for Disinformation and Misinformation for DIGI.

Lizzie O’Shea Chair, Digital Rights Watch

Lizzie is a human rights lawyer specialising in public interest litigation. Lizzie has local and international experience in a wide array of court jurisdictions and is passionate about equality before the law and that the rule of law should be protected, particularly given the incursions on civil liberties that have become a staple part of the war on terror. In 2019, Lizzie received the Human Rights Hero Award for her work campaigning against Australia’s encryption laws.

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