Malcolm Crompton AM is Managing Director of Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd (IIS), a global consultancy based in Asia Pacific, specialising in data protection and privacy strategies. IIS assists companies increase business value and customer trust and governments meet the high standards expected of them in the handling of personal information.
As Australia's Privacy Commissioner from 1999 to 2004, Malcolm led the implementation of the nation's private sector privacy law. He hosted the 25th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Sydney in 2003.
In 2008 Malcolm was founding President of the International Association of Privacy Professionals Australia New Zealand (iappANZ), an affiliate of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and was on the Board until 2016. He was a Director of IAPP from 2007 to 2011 and is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional.
Malcolm's global reputation extends to his forward thinking on the handling and governance of personal information. He has been the invited speaker at many events in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Through IIS, Malcolm has advised a wide range of industry sectors, including ICT, telecommunications, health, finance, credit reporting and insurance, education, retail and government. He has also consulted to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) regularly on implementation of the APEC privacy framework and to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Malcolm is also a Director of Bellberry Limited, a private not-for-profit company which provides privacy and health ethics advisory services and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is Chair of PRAXIS Australia Ltd, also a private not-for-profit company, established to promote the conduct of ethical research involving human participants. He was a member of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board until 2014 and a member of a number of Reference Groups for research projects on trust in the Internet funded through the European Commission.
Between 1996 and 1999, Malcolm was Manager of Government Affairs for AMP Ltd. In the previous 20 years, Malcolm held senior executive positions in the Federal Department of Finance, served as both a superannuation scheme trustee and scheme founder and worked in the Transport and Health portfolios.
Malcolm was a founder of Pedal Power ACT Inc (www.pedalpower.org.au) in 1974, part of the early revival of cycling as a mode of transport, and its first Treasurer and later Secretary.
Malcolm has degrees in Chemistry and Economics.
He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours for significant service to public administration, particularly to data protection, privacy, and identity management, and to the community. Malcolm received the 2012 Privacy Leadership Award in Washington DC from the IAPP in recognition of his global reputation and expertise in privacy. He received the inaugural Chancellor's Medal for distinguished contribution to the Australian National University in 2004.