Asia Internet Symposium, Sydney 2013

Surveillance, Access and Internet Policy in the lead up to the Federal Election

The Internet Society’s Asia Internet Symposium (AIS) are a series of regional events that focus on debate, dialogue and deliberation on topical issues concerning the Internet. Typically a half-day or evening event, AIS is structured to provide an in-depth look at one particular topic with invited keynotes and presentations followed by a panel discussion.


In this era of heavy Internet surveillance, are the issues of availability, service performance and affordability being eclipsed by fears of national security?

Over recent weeks we have seen a range of Internet issues come to general attention:

  • Government agencies allegedly conducting mass surveillance overseas
  • Attempts to legislate for mass record keeping about the activity of Australians online
  • New NBN policy approaches
  • International mobile data roaming charges out of control

Speakers from the Internet Society will give an overview of their top five Internet issues for Australians, with a chance for attendees to contribute their own top five to the discussion.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to compare notes with our colleagues from other Asia-Pacific nations with news from chapters around the region.


  • David Vaile, Executive Director, Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre UNSW
  • Rajnesh Singh, Regional Director, Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau ISOC
  • Narelle Clark, President, Internet Society of Australia
  • Jon Lawrence, Executive Officer, Electronic Frontiers Australia
Date and Time


Monday 22 July 2013


Vibe Hotel

Sydney, Australia