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Michael Webster

Panel speaker

GP24 Michael Webster

Michael took up the role of Privacy Commissioner in July 2022.

Commissioner Webster’s career has focused on enabling and driving good governance, the promotion of democratic rights and values, the development and application of codes of conduct and behaviour, and working to ensure compliance with both statutory provisions and constitutional conventions.

Since taking up the role, Commissioner Webster has focused on ensuring the Office of the Privacy Commissioner is equipped to deliver on its vision of making privacy a core focus for agencies, in order to protect the privacy of individuals, enable agencies to achieve their own objectives, and safeguard a free and democratic society.

That has seen a strengthening of the compliance and enforcement function, a focus on delivering on the Office’s regulatory stewardship responsibilities and advocating for a regulatory framework and Privacy Act that’s fit for purpose in the digital age.