• The little thought of, big risk in social engagement

    As any CMO worth their salt would know, the 97 per cent of Australians who are online using social media are not a passive audience. Not surprisingly, businesses have also embraced social media. But with such activity comes risk in many forms, one of which may surprise some readers.

Samantha Yorke

Samantha Yorke is the director of regulatory affairs at the Australian Interactive Advertising Bureau. She is a senior digital media and technology lawyer and policy advisor with more than 1 years’ experience working within the consumer technology sector in Australia and Europe. Sam was previously legal director for Yahoo! for Asia-Pacific and participated in external forums such as the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy’s Consultative Working Group on Cybersafety and the Safer Internet Group. She consulted during reforms of the Federal Privacy Act, contributed to the Prime Minister & Cabinet’s Cyber whitepaper, and was instrumental in the drafting of the self-regulatory Best Practice Guideline for Online Behavioural Advertising. Samantha is a deputy member of the NSW Information and Privacy Commissioners Office Advisory Committee and sits on the management committee of All Together Now.

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