David Watts

David Watts is professor of information law and policy at La Trobe University law school in Melbourne, Australia. He is task force leader on big data and open data for the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, a data protection adviser to UN Global Pulse and a key researcher at the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre in Australia. Formerly commissioner for privacy and data protection in Victoria, Australia, his background is as a public and private sector lawyer and consultant specializing in technology, IP, data protection and public policy. His main areas of interest are data protection, data governance and sovereignty, information sharing, identity, big data, AI and security policy.