- David Vaile
Executive Director - Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre
BA LLB UNSW
David Vaile became executive director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre (as it then was) in 2002, and co-convenor of the new Cyberspace Law and Policy Community in 2013. He has coordinated Centre support for ARC research projects such Unlocking IP, Interpreting Privacy Principles and Regulating Online Investing, including input into public policy processes; and presents for the Community at conferences and fora; runs intern programs; and teaches Cyberspace Law, Law in the Information Age, Managing Organisational Risk (in ASB), and Advanced Legal Research/Legal Research and Writing.
His background in law, IT and communications includes work in areas such electronic health records software (JAM Software), appellate legal research (Legal Aid NSW, teaching Advanced Legal Research and adapting it to online delivery as Legal Research and Writing), data protection (Privacy Commissioner's Office), public interest and test case litigation (Public Interest Advocacy Centre and others), co-founding the virtual community for NGO lawyers and advocates ('First Class Law' with the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW and NACLC), online professional education (Access Online Cooperative Multimedia Centre/Australian Multimedia Testing Centre), and governance of IT risks. More recently David's interest in online regulation has resulted in collaboration with NSW Privacy Commissioner's Office, Judicial College of Victoria, and the Licensing Executives Society of Australia, as well as a range of consumer and non-government bodies. The network security domain has seen work with international and domestic policing and law enforcement, and IT security and infrastructure firms.
His research interests include e-security and IT risk management, personal safety online, digital content regulation, privacy and data protection, communications confidentiality and personal information security, jurisdictional issues, copyright and digital IP, e-health records, and user-centred design.
Areas of expertise
Privacy, Data Protection and personal information security, communciations confidentiality, IT and network security, Intellectual Property, Regulatory design and complaints processes, online content regulation, medical and health records systems, and information and computer science ethics.
Board member, Australian Privacy Foundation (2004- ) http://www.privacy.org.au/ Policy committee member, Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) (2012- ) http://www.isoc-au.org.au/Policy/ (The link is no longer available) Privacy Compliance Committee member, Australian Marketing and Survey Research Organisation (2014- ) http://www.amsro.com.au/member-services/privacy/privacy-market-and-socia... Advisory panel member, Australian Law Reform Commission, reference on Serious Invasions of Privacy (2012- ) http://www.alrc.gov.au/inquiries/invasions-privacy/advisory-committee Participant, Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the Australian Defence Force Academy branch of UNSW (2014- ) http://research.unsw.edu.au/centres/centres-by-faculty/unsw-canberra-at-... (being established 2014) Participant, 'Data to Decisions' Cooperative Research Centre (2013- ) http://www.d2dcrc.com.au/ (established July 2014) Founding member and list maintainer, Asian Privacy Scholars Network (2008- ) http://www.cyberlawcentre.org/privacy/apsn_list.htm He is a past member of Information Security World Advisory Board, former chair of a statewide community legal service, and a member of Financial Services Consumer Policy Centre.
David supervises and co-supervises interns in the Social Justice program every session, occasional research theses (in areas like content regulation and data sovereignty), and a PhD in medical data protection (based in Centre for Health Informatics.)
David has managed ARC Linkage project Unlocking IP (with 7 industry partners) and Discovery project Interpreting Privacy Principles (under Prof Graham Greenleaf), and often in partnership with CLPC associate Chris Connolly won grants for advocacy research through bodies such as ACCAN, auDA, NEXTDC, ACMA and Consumers International.
He assisted the first grant for the Centre for Health Informatics (prior to working at UNSW), and the successful second application for the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (by helping develop its policy program with colleagues from the Faculty).
- Law in the Digital Age (GENL0231)
- Cyberspace Law 2.0 (GENL2032)
- UNSW Law On Site Internships (LAWS3307)
22 August 2016
14 June 2016
18 March 2016
16 March 2016
22 June 2015
29 April 2015
29 January 2015
2 December 2014
27 November 2014
13 November 2014