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This page provides information about Bruce Arnold, the author of the site.

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Bruce Arnold is a digital technologies business analysis and regulatory expert with experience in the Australian public and private sectors. He teaches law in the Law Faculty at the University of Canberra, Australia.

He has a masters' law degree (juris doctor) (Deans award for excellence, Thomson Reuters prize) from the University of Canberra and is currently undertaking a PhD in the law faculty of that university.

Bruce has a particular interest in questions of -

  • identity in digital environments
  • privacy
  • financial crime
  • the law of cultural property
  • intellectual property

He was the internet technology and policy specialist on the Intellectual Property Task Force established by the Commonwealth Department of Communications, Information Technology & the Arts (the federal government's 'content & carriage' department).

He provided the secretariat for the national New Technologies Working Party, a Commonwealth and State/Territory government body exploring the internet's impact on the cultural sector and the information economy. That work included landmark fora on indigenous intellectual property, statutory deposit, interoperability standards, rights management and digitisation. It also included development of the Digital Environment multimedia resource.

Prior to service with the NTWP he was Deputy Chief Executive of the Australia Foundation for Culture & the Humanities and held corporate planning, industry development and marketing positions within the Commonwealth public service.

Bruce was a representative in Australian and international discussions about copyright, e-commerce regulation, online security, biometrics, freedom of information, content regulation and metadata. He has provided testimony for parliamentary committee hearings, served as an expert witness in corporate litigation and, more pleasantly, in radio and television (eg Business Sunday and Radio National) and print interviews.

He has featured in Australian and overseas journals such as the Sydney Morning Herald, the Wall Street Journal, the Melbourne Age, Adelaide Advertiser,, Australian Institute of Management Management Today magazine, Security Solutions, Technology & Business, AdNews, Australian Financial Review, CIO magazine, Brisbane Courier-Mail, Japan Media Review and Der Spiegel. His writing has been cited in a wide range of Australian and overseas government, academic and industry publications (several hundred books, reports and articles).

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An indication of recent seminar papers and other presentations in Australia and overseas is here.

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He has been a member of several industry working groups and task forces, such as the Internet Industry Association (IIA) digital divides task force and VOIP task force, IIA Digital Music task force, auDA New Names Advisory Panel, auDA Registry Competition Review Panel and Name Policy Review Panel, ISOC-AU working group on wireless broadband technologies and ACT Branch Committee of AusBiotech (the Australian Biotechnology Industry Association).

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Since establishing Caslon Analytics he has worked on projects for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Australia, the federal Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Department of Transport & Regional Services, Department of Health & Ageing, a major overseas domain registrar, high technology peak body EntreNet, the Australian Greenhouse Office and a range of Australian businesses engaged in e-publishing and electronic commerce. He has served as an expert witness on business feasibility and usability matters in corporate litigation.

Please note that this site does not purport to be legal advice and should not be taken as legal advice. It is independent of the University of Canberra and should not be taken as representing that institution.


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