Policy Fellowship for Adam Ingle

Assistant Director, Department of Home Affairs (Australia) (view profile)

Adam Ingle is an Assistant Director in the National Security Policy Branch within Australia’s domestic security department, the Department of Home Affairs. His responsibilities include reforming the investigative powers of Australia’s security, law enforcement and intelligence agencies to adapt to present and emerging communications technology and engaging with the tech companies who deliver it.

Adam originally joined the Australian Public Service through the Attorney-General’s Department graduate programme in 2015. There, Adam became the Senior Legal Officer administering Australia’s lawful interception and surveillance framework. In this Department Adam also worked on reforms to anti-corruption legislation and helped modernise the criminal statute of Pacific Island nations.

Adam has undertaken a secondment to the Taskforce to Combat Violent and Extreme Material Online where he advised the Government on how emerging technology, like artificial intelligence, could be used for online safety. He has also been seconded to Australia’s Independent National Security Legalisation Monitor.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts (Classics) from Macquarie University (2011) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Sydney (2014). He has recently completed a Master of Public Policy from the Australian National University (2019).

Objectives.

  • Adam would like his current work to benefit from the latest thinking on the security implications of emerging technologies (including internet of things, artificial intelligence, 5G and quantum computing). This will assist his continued efforts to create evidence-based policy and help him navigate shifting thresholds between privacy and security.
  • Often government only reacts to phenomena that are already well underway. Adam sees the fellowship as a great opportunity to identify trends and be at the forefront of tech issues before their impact is truly felt. This will allow him to draft laws that adequately reflect the problems and promise of new technology and ensure their ethical use by law enforcement and security agencies.
  • Another aim is to connect with researchers who understand the wider regulatory, legal and societal challenges associated with the increasing role of personal data for governments and business.
  • Adam would also like to be part of a programme that encourages him to think on the structure of regulation itself. Particularly on how the form and process of policy-making can better adapt to rapidly changing technological landscapes.
  • Given the global reach of Cambridge, he sees access to the University’s resources, networks and expertise as an excellent opportunity for information exchange between the Australian Public Service and the University. He hopes international and academic perspectives challenge any status-quo thinking he may have developed in the civil service.

Questions

  • 1. Will emerging technology (big data, the Internet of things and machine learning / decision-making) fundamentally change the balance between privacy and security?
  • 2. If so, what principles should guide national security policy in an age of automated systems and datasets?
  • 3. How can policy-makers be responsive to rapid technological change without stifling innovation?
  • 4. Does the trans-border nature of data fatally limit national efforts to regulate digital technology?
  • 5. Should technology manufactures and online service providers have a responsibility to national security and law enforcement agencies?
  • 18 Nov 2019 09:30 – 10:00

    Meeting with Erica Pramauro, Policy Fellowships Coordinator

    e.pramauro@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Centre for Science and Policy, 10 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA
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  • 18 Nov 2019 10:00 – 11:00

    Meeting with Ann Kristin Glenster, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

    akg48@cam.ac.uk

    Centre for Science and Policy 10 Trumpington Street

  • 18 Nov 2019 11:00 – 12:00

    Meeting with Dr Magda Osman, Reader in Experimental Psychology, Queen Mary University of London

    m.osman@qmul.ac.uk

    Centre for Science and Policy (Skype meeting)

  • 18 Nov 2019 13:30 – 14:45

    Talking to ESRC Doctoral Student

    ks712@cam.ac.uk

    This year's theme is Communication and Networking (the students will have a training session in the morning on the topic). You should prepare a brief presentation (with or without slides, as you prefer) about your take on the importance of communication and networking.

    Seminar Room B, 17 Mill Lane
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    Directions to next meeting: 2 minute walk.

  • 18 Nov 2019 15:00 – 16:00

    Meeting with Stewart McTavish, Director, ideaSpace, University of Cambridge

    sam56@cam.ac.uk

    IdeaSpace City 3 Laundress Ln, Cambridge CB2 1SD
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  • 18 Nov 2019 18:00

    BT Lecture (with High Table to follow)

    From purposeful innovation to delivering commercial advantage

    Organisations are finding ever more ways to drive innovation. It’s not enough, though, to focus on innovation itself - its purposeful innovation that: transforms the lives of customers; improves the insight or tools available to colleagues; identifies an emerging invention that unlocks future and new possibilities to drive a business forward.

    John Beswick

    John Beswick is Chief Financial Officer, Technology at BT Group and will be exploring and challenging how to deliver this agenda whilst ensuring that organisations can best unlock that innovation advantage to drive commercial and enterprise value. John brings a unique insight as both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Accountant and CFO. He studied engineering at Durham University before working in the semiconductor industry as an electronic engineer then moving into various commercial and CFO roles in BT Group.

    Pembroke College Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1RF
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  • 18 Nov 2019 21:00

    Overnight Accommodation at Pembroke College

    Pembroke College Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1RF
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  • 19 Nov 2019 10:00 – 11:00

    Meeting with Sam Smith, Policy Lead, MedConfidential

    samsmithsemail@gmail.com

    1. Will emerging technology (big data, the Internet of things and machine learning / decision-making) fundamentally change the balance between privacy and security?

    3. How can policy-makers be responsive to rapid technological change without stifling innovation?

    4. Does the trans-border nature of data fatally limit national efforts to regulate digital technology?

    Centre for Science and Policy 10 Trumpington Street

  • 19 Nov 2019 11:00 – 12:00

    Meeting with Dr Jennifer Cobbe, Coordinator, Trust and Technology Initiative

    jc2106@cam.ac.uk

    Centre for Science and Policy 10 Trumpington Street Cambridge

  • 19 Nov 2019 12:45

    Taxi Pickup from Pembroke Porters Lodge

    Pembroke College Porters Lodge

    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 13:45.

  • 19 Nov 2019 13:00 – 14:00

    Meeting with Dr Alice Hutchings, University Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge

    alice.hutchings@cl.cam.ac.uk

    William Gates Building 15 J J Thomson Avenue Cambridge CB3 0FD
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 14:10.

  • 19 Nov 2019 14:30 – 15:30

    Meeting with Professor Adam Joinson, Professor of Information Systems, University of Bath

    a.joinson@bath.ac.uk

    Centre for Science and Policy (Skype call)

  • 19 Nov 2019 21:00

    Overnight Accommodation at Pembroke College

  • 20 Nov 2019 09:00 – 09:50

    Meeting with Dr Tristram Riley-Smith, Associate Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

    tr356@cam.ac.uk

    Centre for Science and Policy, 10 Trumpington Street CB2 1QA
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 09:50.

  • 20 Nov 2019 10:05 – 11:00

    Meeting with Professor Ross Anderson, Professor of Security Engineering, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

    Ross.Anderson@cl.cam.ac.uk

    Computer Laboratory, William Gates Building 15 J J Thomson Avenue Cambridge CB3 0FD
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 11:10.

  • 20 Nov 2019 11:30 – 12:30

    Meeting with Dr Julian Huppert, Director, Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge

    jlh29@cam.ac.uk

    Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BL (meet in Julian's room - enter through West Court entrance off Jesus Lane, go up the main staircase to the 1st floor, and his room is straight in front of you to the right of the elevator.
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  • 20 Nov 2019 13:00 – 14:00

    Lunch with Dr Rob Doubleday

    rvld2@cam.ac.uk

    Centre for Science and Policy, 10 Trumpington Street CB2 1QA
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 15:15.

  • 20 Nov 2019 15:30 – 16:30

    Meeting with Dr Jatinder Singh, Senior Research Fellow and Affiliated Lecturer, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

    js573@cam.ac.uk

    Computer Lab (William Gates Building), 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, CB3 0FD, (ask at Reception)
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 16:30.

  • 20 Nov 2019 17:00 – 18:00

    Meeting with Dr David Erdos, University Lecturer in Law and the Open Society, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

    doe20@cam.ac.uk

    Law Faculty 10 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DZ
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  • 20 Nov 2019 18:00

    Overnight Accommodation at Pembroke College

  • 21 Nov 2019 10:15 – 10:45

    Wrap up meeting with Erica

    e.pramauro@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Centre for Science and Policy, 10 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 10:45.

  • 21 Nov 2019 11:00 – 12:00

    Meeting with Dr Advait Sarkar, Postdoctoral Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge

    advait@microsoft.com

    Microsoft Research 21 Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2FB
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 09:50.

  • 22 Nov 2019

    Meeting with Dr Tanya Filer, Research Leader: Digital State, Bennett Institute for Public Policy

    tf239@cam.ac.uk

    Adam and Tanya to liaise directly re time and venue

  • 19 Nov 2022 15:30 – 16:30

    Meeting with Dr Christopher Markou, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and Affiliated Lecturer

    cpm49@cam.ac.uk

    CSaP