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Biography: 

Christine Runnegar is Director, Security and Privacy Policy at the Internet Society. She leads the Internet Society’s policy agenda on Internet trust, engaging with policy, enforcement, standards and operational communities where important work on Internet trust issues is happening.

She’s actively engaged in global and regional Internet policy development with international and regional fora such as the OECD, APEC, Council of Europe, and the Global Conference on Cyberspace. Christine has positively influenced the outcome of leading policy norms on privacy and security for the Internet such as the revised OECD Privacy Guidelines, Digital Security Risk Recommendation, and the Internet Policy Making Principles. She also played a key role in the development of the Internet Society’s Collaborative Security framework.

Christine leads the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC)’s contributions to the OECD Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy (SPDE). She is a member of ENISA’s Permanent Stakeholders Group. She also co-chairs the W3C Privacy Interest Group (PING), participates in the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) Privacy and Security Program, and works closely with other Internet technical experts on privacy, security and identity. Christine is our representative in the London Action Plan (LAP) and the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG).

Prior to joining the Internet Society in 2009, Christine was a Senior Executive Lawyer employed by the Australian Government Solicitor. As a lawyer for the Australian government, Christine worked in a variety of areas, principally in competition and consumer protection law, but also in administrative law, taxation law, privacy and freedom of information law, corporate regulation and commercial law, information technology, and communications law (specifically anti-spam law).

Christine holds Bachelor degrees in Economics, and Laws (with Honours) from the Australian National University. She is qualified to serve as a panelist to resolve .au domain name disputes under the .au Dispute Resolution Policy.

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