The College of Business, Law and Governance’s Information Technology academic group is hosting a free event ‘Privacy is your Problem’ in Townsville on May 12. All staff and students are invited to this free event.
Education Across the Nation (EdXN) is a signature part of the ACS speaker series. Held quarterly, EdXN presents topical experts sharing insights about the ICT sector today and in the future. EdXN is a highly valued event attracting ICT professionals from a broad range of industries.
· Renowned speakers to provide professional advice and debate on subjects relevant to ACS members and partners
· Significant networking opportunities for members
· Top-quality Continued Professional Development (CPD) forums for members
· Enhanced membership value
· A reinforced philosophy of lifelong learning for members
PRIVACY IS YOUR PROBLEM: How to become empowered, not enslaved
Learn the critical risks and how you can protect personal information
Privacy is your responsibility and something you can control. We know that the rapid growth in mobile Apps and online access is matched with increased criminal activity that targets personal information. Yet, privacy breaches don’t only result from poor cyber security; inappropriate access by authorised users can be just as damaging. Organisations that collect unnecessary personal data, store and disclose it inappropriately or keep it for too long, are not only increasing privacy risks, but are often breaking the law.
This presentation will use actual case studies to show why privacy needs to embrace security, confidentiality, trust and safety, to minimize the risk of harm. A common-sense approach for identifying privacy risks and adopting the best mitigation strategies is detailed through a straight-forward, step-by-step method.
Aimed at both the users and the ICT practitioner who are developing apps or managing personal information, this presentation will empower you with the tools to make the right decisions and ensure legal compliance. To date, there are precedents which rule that you cannot simply pass on your information privacy responsibilities. Both organisations and individuals can be heavily fined – PRIVACY IS YOUR PROBLEM – learn effective solutions!
About the speaker: Dr Peter Croll PhD FACS CP
Dr Croll is a research leader in Health Informatics and Software System Safety with over 35 years’ experience in ICT serving both industry and academia. As a senior consultant, he established his own company in 2007, www.PeterCroll.com to provide ‘Expertise for Trustworthy ICT solutions’.
At Southern Cross University (SCU) he held the foundation chair as Professor of Information Technology and Information Systems in the school of Commerce and Management. For seven months he was Acting Pro Vice Chancellor (Business and Law) and earned the VC’s award for excellence in Community Engagement. He maintained an Adjunct Professorship with the University of Queensland’s Faculty of Health Sciences as the IT specialist for their Health Communities Research centre.
Dr Croll is currently a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and a Certified Professional; a past Fellow of the British Computer Society; a Chartered IT Professional and a Chartered Engineer; a past Board Director and Vice President of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) Ltd. and Board Director for the International Association for Privacy Professionals ANZ. He currently chairs the International Medical Informatics Association's (IMIA) Working Group on Security in Health Information together with the national forum that focus on Health Informatics Privacy and Security (HIPS).
Dr Croll has published widely in international journals and conferences and is the author of several books on information privacy protection that target the professional practitioner.