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Dr Michael Baker
Dr Baker established Electronic Frontiers Australia in 1994. He acted as chairman of EFA for its first two years and has been an ordinary board member since then. Dr Baker is currently responsible for EFA's international relations with like minded organisations in other countries. In this role Dr Baker liaises with the Global Internet Liberty Campaign. Dr Baker is also a founder member of the Internet Society of Australia, a Chapter of the Internet Society, and is a member of the Australian Computer Society.
During the day Dr Baker is a Consultant Systems and Software Engineer with Adacel Technologies Ltd.
This year Dr Baker has:
- Drafted a GILC member submission on the UK's Secure Electronic Commerce Bill to the UK Select Committee on Trade and Industry.
- Drafted a GILC member submission on the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Online Services) Bill 1999 to the Australian Senate Select Committee on Information Technologies.
- Jointly wrote a paper on the "International Cryptography Campaign 1998" for, and was a panel member on, the " Is Escrow Dead? And what is Wassenaar?" panel at the Computers Freedom and Privacy '99 conference on 8 April 1999 in Washington DC.
- Gave a presentation on "Government should lift crypto export controls and repeal Net Censorship Legislation" to the Government Online Forum of Internet World Australia '99 on 2 August 1999 in Sydney.
In 1998 Dr Baker:
- Coordinated an International Cryptography Campaign against the inclusion of cryptography export restrictions in the Wassenaar Arrangement.
- Drafted a GILC member statement on "Human Rights and the Internet" for a one day briefing session for Members of the European Parliament on 27 January 1998 in Brussels.
- Drafted a GILC member statement on the "Impact of Self-Regulation and Filtering on Human Rights to Freedom of Expression" for the OECD Forum on Internet Content Self-Regulation on 25 March 1998, in Paris, and was a discussion panel member at the Forum.
- Appeared before the Australian Senate Select Committee on Information Technologies on behalf of EFA on 27 April 1988 in Adelaide.
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