Australia’s Privacy Laws in A Global Context

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Thursday, 22 July 2021
11am - 12pm

IAB gathered legal experts from eleven jurisdictions around the globe to examine how jurisdiction-specific privacy laws apply to the digital advertising industry, how the nuances in each of these laws create differing obligations for participants in digital ads transactions, and how a global privacy string (being developed by the IAB Tech Lab) could help address the challenge of demonstrating compliance with various jurisdictions’ notice and consent requirements.  

The Cross Jurisdiction Privacy Project Compendium can be downloaded here (a free US login will need to be created) 

This webinar specifically highlighted the results of our examination of Australia’s privacy laws and, more importantly, the practical impact of these laws on digital advertising participants and the transactions they typically undertake. We discussed how Australia’s laws fit into a global context and the nuances in how Australia strikes its own balance between transparency into how information about consumers is processed for digital advertising and consumers’ ability to be informed and make choices about that processing. Finally, we turned our focus to the set of technical standards being developed by the IAB Tech Lab to aid participants in digital ads transactions in communicating their compliance with differing local privacy requirements. . 


  • Sophie Dawson, Partner, Bird and Bird LLP
  • Alex Hutchens, Partner, McCullough Robertson
  • Michael Hahn, SVP & General Counsel, IAB
  • Alex Cone, Vice President, Privacy & Data Protection, IAB Tech Lab

Moderator: Gai Le Roy, CEO, IAB Australia