Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy formally invited eBay and PayPal to join the Government’s Consultative Working Group on Cybersafety (CWG). The appointment is a recognition of eBay and PayPal as leading companies in the ecommerce sector that will assist the CWG and the government in achieving its cybersafety goals.
The Australian Government set up the group in 2008 to provide advice on measures to protect Australian children from online risks including cyberbullying, exposure to illegal content and privacy breaches. The group meets four times a year and has members drawn from community groups, Internet service providers, industry associations, business and government.
The Group is chaired by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and includes representatives from Australian Communications and Media Authority; Australian Federal Police; Attorney General’s Department; Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
Representatives from eBay and PayPal also currently serve on the National Cyber Security Awareness Week Steering Group.