down under

Now this story is all about how our lives got flipped – turned upside down. We’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, we’ll tell you all about the privacy laws passed down there.

Today, we are traveling virtually to the sixth largest country in land area and in its honor, we are flipping parts of the show. We are upside down, since we are going Down Under. Since the beginning of the year, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal have mainly covered privacy developments in the United States, the broader Americas and in Europe. But the privacy community extends beyond the two Atlantic coasts. What is actually going on in Australia and New Zealand? What does the privacy landscape look like in the Asia Pacific region and what are the main differences with the laws we have become so accustomed to, like CCPA and GDPR.

Our guest, Annelies Moens, is based in Sydney Australia, and was one of the co-founders of the IAPP in Australia and New Zealand, back in 2008. She worked for the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, has held various roles in the private sector and now leads her own consultancy, Privcore.

Listen in as we discuss how the APAC region compares to the rest of the world, privacy law developments, and recent events in privacy law that might surprise you. In particular, we discussed how the recent Schrems-II decision out of Europe impacts activities in Australia and New Zealand, business exemptions for enforcement, and COVID-19 contact tracing. This episode can be heard on our website or streamed below.

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