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Nicole is a privacy specialist and is widely recognised for her extensive local and international expertise in operational and strategic privacy matters. Her frank, candid and practical approach to privacy has established her as a trusted advisor and thought leader in the industry.
With nearly 20 years in the privacy profession, she currently directs a boutique privacy consulting firm located in Brisbane (Ipswich), Queensland. Her focus is capacity building - that is, enhancing organisational knowledge and practice around privacy and the protection of personal information. ***Learn more at: www.groundupprivacy.com.au
In addition to her consulting practice, Nicole holds the pro bono position of Executive Director, Privacy & Data Protection at the Internet of Things Security Institute (IoTSI) and is host of the Institute’s well regarded bi-weekly podcast, Privacy Matters. She also holds the Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure Security Professional (SCCISP) designation.
Nicole is the IAPP KnowledgeNet Chair for Queensland (Brisbane/ Gold Coast). She was a founding Board Member for the Australia and New Zealand region’s privacy industry membership association (iappANZ, now part of the larger IAPP), where she sat for three consecutive terms on the Board.
Nicole also volunteers in the area of digital policy affecting young people - including online privacy, security and cyber bullying. This includes her role on the Advisory Board for the Joe Alhadeff Youth Digital Policy Center.