Nicole is joined by Joanne Cooper, Founder and Managing Director of ID Exchange. Joanne talks about the challenge of using traditional consent models in a digitised (or smart) city environment; how the prevalence of Internet of Things technologies has spawned a new “Internet of Me” dialogue; and, her predictions about where attention to privacy (and the protection of personal data) will have the most impact on the deployment of IoT technologies.


Joanne Cooper

iot security institute guest - Joanne Cooper

Founder and Managing Director, ID Exchange

Joanne Cooper, is the Founder and Managing Director of ID Exchange – an Australian privacy and data governance service provider founded on the premise that individuals ought to be able to control what happens to their personal information – that we, as citizens, have digital rights and that our consent should form the basis of our data-driven interactions.

Joanne has an extensive technology background and has experienced - and led! - some superb opportunities in Information Technology and digital transformation. She’s one of those rare industry professionals that I like to call “tri-lingual” – she knows the tech inside and out and speaks the language of systems; she also has her head around the digital economy and the increasingly technical language in that space; and, importantly, as a passionate advocate for meaningful consent to underpin digital interactions, Joanne speaks the largely principle-based language of a privacy professional.

Our discussion centres around the importance of a person’s consent in digital interactions. Joanne reflects on whether traditional consent models are likely to work in a digitised (or smart) city environment; the ethos of her company, ID Exchange, and of an emerging Internet of Me dialogue; and, how she sees increased attention to privacy as enriching our understanding of the digital economy – particularly in terms of the impact on how IoT technologies are deployed in future.