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Christine Runnegar

Christine Runnegar

Senior Director, Internet Trust

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Biography

Christine Runnegar is Senior Director, Internet Trust 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.

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.

Latest posts

Leaders of the G7: A Safer World Means Strong, Secure Communication Thumbnail
Encryption 17 April 2019

Leaders of the G7: A Safer World Means Strong, Secure Communication

In the recent G7 outcome document “Combating the use of the Internet for Terrorism and Violent Extremist Purposes“, Ministers...

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Encryption 17 July 2018

Encryption Is Critical for the Australian Economy

On 17 July 2018, the Internet Society and its locally based chapter, Internet Australia, joined 75 organizations in signing...

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Encryption 26 October 2017

Encryption and Law Enforcement Can Work Together

The Internet Society and Chatham House will be hosting a roundtable of experts to deconstruct the debate on encryption...

Join forces to eliminate spam – read the new report from the CRTC Thumbnail
Privacy 21 April 2017

Join forces to eliminate spam – read the new report from the CRTC

What are the best ways to reduce spam? How can we work together to reduce this threat and create...

Read the Internet Society's trust framework and share your views Thumbnail
Building Trust 22 June 2016

Read the Internet Society's trust framework and share your views

This week, at the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy, Kathy Brown, our President and CEO, introduced the...

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Encryption 17 February 2016

Encryption Backdoors Come In All Guises – Reacting to Apple’s Customer Letter

Have you ever lost your smartphone or had it stolen? Have you ever worried that your passcode may not...

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