- Francis Vierboom - BSc (IT) LLB - Senior Consultant
- Steven Robertson - BSc BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) - Senior Consultant
- Ian Booth - BA LLB - Associate
- Amy Vierboom - Research Consultant
- Jessica Kivell - Research Consultant
- Christina Fränngård
- Nawaz Isaji
- Sarah Andrews
- Arun Raghu
- Prashanti Ravindra
- Saira Ahmed
- Basil Shkara
Francis Vierboom - BSc (IT) LLB - Senior Consultant
Francis Vierboom was a senior consultant at Galexia . He assisted Galexia on technical and legal aspects of a variety of projects. He has completed significant research into distributed identity systems (Liberty Alliance and WS-Federation) and PKI interoperability models. Francis has consulted on projects for Vodafone and The University of Sydney regarding identity access and management, both implementation and architecture. Francis has also assisted with Galexia’s work on the design and development of the Australian Government Online Services Portal.
Francis has consulted on several of Galexia’s privacy law projects including the editing of the Electronic Contracts chapter in Thomson Reuters The Law’s of HisAustralia. His casenote on the leading Australian case of Dow Jones v Gutnick was republished in the ButterworthsButterworth’s In-House Counsel journal and he has written an article for the Internet Law Bulletin, Internet jurisdiction only deeper in confusion. Francis has also written several Bytes for this publication.
Francis holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at the University of Technology Sydney.
Steven Robertson - BSc BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) - Senior Consultant
Steven was a senior consultant at Galexia. He has expertise in domestic and regional privacy laws, and global privacy developments. Steven has participated in a number of Galexia’s Privacy Impact Assessments, including PIAs for the PIA for the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority Facial Recognition System and the Department of Defence. He has also assisted with Galexia’s regional privacy management projects and law reform submissions. Steve has also consulted on Galexia projects for the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network regarding Customer Service Charters and informed consent in Australian law and the review of the proposed Credit Reporting Code for the Australasian Retail Credit Association. Steven has a particular interest in International Privacy and has previously worked on a comparative analysis of Indonesia’s omnibus electronic commerce and cybercrime law, and has previously assisted with Galexia’s work on online authentication and identification systems in the Asia-Pacific.
Steven holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and computer science, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in philosophy and German, and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the University of Sydney.
Ian Booth - BA LLB - Associate
Ian Booth was an Associate at Galexia from 2003 to 2011 and a close friend of the Galexia team. Tragically Ian passed away suddenly in 2011.
See a tribute at: http://act.rogaine.asn.au/Latest/vale-ian-booth/menu-id-19.html
Ian Booth specialised in the legal, privacy and authentication aspects of electronic commerce, and represented Galexia in canberra.
Amy Vierboom - Research Consultant
Amy was a research consultant at Galexia while a combined Bachelor of Laws and Practical Legal Training, Bachelor of International Studies course at the University of Technology Sydney.
Amy assisted in several Galexia engagements’ including projects for the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network and the editing of the Electronic Contracts chapter for Thompson Reuter’s The Laws of Australia.
Amy was involved in the production of several key Galexia publications including the recent research papers on Emerging Best Practice in D Not Call Registers (September 2009) and in her 2008 article analysing Asia Pacific Privacy Developments (2007) was published in the Internet Law Bulletin.
Jessica Kivell - Research Consultant
Jessica joined Galexia as a research consultant and office administrator. Jessica completed combined Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Law degree at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Christina was a consultant at Galexia. She undertook research in the areas of online authentication, privacy, and electronic contracting.
Christina holds a Master of Laws (Juris kandidatexamen) with a focus on EU and e-commerce law at the University of Lund, Sweden. She has also undertaken Erasmus studies in EU Law at the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands.
While at Galexia, she published Issues of Jurisdiction and Enforcement in Internet Gambling and EU review of the E-commerce Directive.
Nawaz Isaji was a consultant at Galexia. He assisted Galexia in a number of areas, including working on electronic authentication related projects, as well as recently completing research on Asian developments in identity management and electronic authentication, including national and regional electronic commerce law developments.
Nawaz completed a global survey of privacy and data protection laws examining the definition of personal data across all jurisdictions with comprehensive data protection and privacy laws. This research included an analysis of whether identification numbers come within the scope of the definition of personal data in each jurisdiction.
Nawaz also assisted in writing Galexia’s article Representative complaints - a new approach to making privacy laws work for consumers which was published in the Privacy Law & Policy Reporter. He has also contributed numerous Bytes to the Internet Law Bulletin.
Nawaz completed a combined Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Engineering Sciences (Telecommunications) and Practical Legal Training course at the University of Technology Sydney.
Sarah joined Galexia in June 2007 as a Senior Consultant.
Previously, she worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where she co-ordinated the work of the Committee on Consumer Policy. A primary focus of her work was on promoting consumer trust in the global marketplace through better access to dispute resolution and redress mechanisms and increased enforcement co-operation against cross-border fraud.
Sarah also spent 3 years as Research Director for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC where she specialised in international developments in privacy law and policy.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from University College Cork, Ireland and a Masters of Laws in International Legal Studies (Distinction) from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, US. She is licensed to practice law in New York State, US.
Arun Raghu was a consultant at Galexia. He conducted substantial research on website authentication, privacy, e-commerce law and Online Dispute Resolution.
Arun has completed a combined Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Diploma of Information Technology Professional Practice and Practical Legal Training course at the University of Technology Sydney.
Prashanti (Prash) Ravindra was a research consultant at Galexia. She assisted on many of Galexia’s electronic authentication related projects, ASEAN e-commerce legal infrastructure harmonisation and completed major research on national and regional electronic commerce law developments including European developments in identity management and electronic authentication in the education sector.
Saira Ahmed was a research consultant at Galexia. She assisted on many of Galexia’s e-commerce and legal consulting projects and completed research on information society developments in the European Union.
Basil Shkara was a research consultant at Galexia. He undertook research on Privacy Impact Assessment methodologies and assisted with Galexia’s survey of cyberlaws in ASEAN, as well as looking after much of the technical side to Galexia’s work.