Conversation Data Sovereignty
Pearcey Conversations online seminar 30 June 2021 looks at the challenge of security, which may require data to be kept resident in a given country, versus operations, which may require data to be replicated in multiple jurisdictions for reliability.
An esteemed panel of experts covered academic, technological and business considerations about data sovereignty. The subject is complicated by the exploding amount of data, the way it is managed and the plethora of laws, regulations, and organizational policies, all of which may be different in different jurisdictions, regions and nations. For example, while the big data providers (AWS, Azure, Cloud etc) can ensure regional storage, many organizations are using a wide range of SaaS (Sofware-as-a-Service) products, server-less implementations and data-sharing - much of this may have little or no visibility about where data is residing or how it is controlled. This discussion, and questions from the audience, highlighted the need to get a good overall picture of an organization's data, the governance rules that apply to it and the technology options that are used for storing, managing, manipulating, protecting, tracking, classifying and auditing it.
- Dr Edoardo Celeste – Assistant Professor in Law, Technology and Innovation, Dublin City University
- Kate Carruthers – Chief Data & Insights Officer, UNSW
- Rachael Greaves – CEO, Castlepoint
- Stuart Hudson – Partner & CTO, Outside Insights and 2 Dam Creative
Moderated by Simon Foster – Head of Product Innovation at Xero, President of DSPANZ and member of the national Pearcey Foundation Committee and Board
Chief Data & Insights Officer, UNSW
She is a Certified Information Security Manager and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in cybersecurity.
Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT across the finance sector, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate was appointed as a Microsoft Regional Director for her work in cybersecurity in 2020 (this is an advisory role that provides Microsoft leaders with the customer insights and real-world voices).
Kate was named among the Constellation Research Business Transformation 150 (BT150), which is an elite list that recognizes the top global executives leading business transformation efforts in their organisations. She was also named as one of the Global Top 100 Data Visionaries – 2020.
She is currently working at the intersection of analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.
Dr Edoardo Celeste
Assistant Professor in Law, Technology and Innovation, Dublin City University
Edoardo is currently the principal investigator of the project ‘Cross-Border Data Protection Network’ funded by the Irish Research Council and the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and of the project ‘Digital Constitutionalism: In Search of a Content Governance Standard’ funded by Facebook Research. He is also an investigator in the project PRIVATT – Assessing Irish Attitudes to Privacy in Times of COVID19, funded by Science Foundation Ireland, and is one of the founders of the Digital Constitutionalism Network.
From 2016 to 2020, Edoardo was an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Scholar at the Sutherland School of Law of University College Dublin. His PhD thesis ‘Digital constitutionalism: The Role of Internet Bills of Rights’ examines how the digital revolution is changing contemporary constitutionalism, and explores the constitutional role of Internet bills of rights.
Edoardo previously studied law at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, at the University of Paris II ‘Panthéon-Assas’, and at King’s College London. He is an alumnus of the European Law School (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). Over the past few years, Edoardo has been visiting researcher at the Nexa Center for Internet & Society of Torino and at the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) of Zurich. In 2018, he was a research fellow at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) of Berlin. Edoardo is currently affiliated with the ADAPT Centre and the UCD Centre for Human Rights.
Edoardo welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students wishing to pursue research in his areas of expertise, and in particular in the field of digital rights (including but not limited to privacy and data protection) and online platforms regulation (especially social media).
Head of Product Innovation at Xero, President of DSPANZ and member of the national Pearcey Foundation Committee and Board
A technology entrepreneur with experience across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, Simon has garnered more than 25 years’ experience working for early stage and high growth technology startups, mid-size enterprises and multinationals.
Working across a number of key roles over this time has allowed him to develop a significant understanding of the technology landscape, including specialist knowledge of data security, scanning and invoice transfer and the ERP & accounting ecosystem.
Simon has held a number of industry & professional association roles. He is currently the elected President & e-Invoicing Lead of the Association of Digital Service Providers Australia New Zealand (DSPANZ – formerly ABSIA). Simon was Treasurer & Small Business Convenor of the Australian Computer Society (NSW Branch) and is currently on the Board and national committee of the non-profit Pearcey Foundation.
Through these roles and his professional position, Simon has been called to sit on various industry & government consultative committees and advisory groups. He is the co-chair of the Australian Tax Office Strategic Working Group, co-chair of the ANZ Peppol Industry Practice Statement Working Group and member of the OpenPeppol International Invoicing Working Group and Service Provider Representative on the OpenPeppol Agreements Revision Task Force.
Castlepoint Systems is an innovative AI regulatory technology solution that reads every word of every document, email, database, or webpage, for example. It understands what each information asset is about, what risk and value it has, who is doing what to it, what regulatory rules apply to it, and whether they are being met. Castlepoint does not become the storage location for, or take a copy of, records – they stay in-place, in the existing systems. Existing assets and practices are not impacted, as the system is invisible to users, does not modify source data, and does not impact source systems.
Partner and CTO, Outside Insights and 2 Dam Creative
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