Arun Raghu

Arun Raghu

Technology Policy Adviser
Joined on April 21, 2015
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Arun Raghu is an experienced consultant, researcher and writer in technology policy and in particular working at the intersection of law, technology, policy and regulation. His background in both technology and law has enabled him to work as an adviser across a range of technology related areas (including cyber security, privacy and telecommunications) for organisations ranging from small businesses, consumer groups and government agencies to large multi-national organisations and management consultancies.

Arun is also an experienced public speaker and has presented on both issues that cross over between technology, law and policy at some of Australia’s most recognised technology industry conferences. His writing on emerging and current tech policy issues has also been published extensively in both legal journals and business publications across Australia and the USA.

He is currently an adviser at Hivint, a startup cyber security consulting firm in Australia that is transforming the delivery of cyber security services by sharing the outcomes of consulting projects with other businesses in the community.

In his spare time he is a passionate landscape photographer and travels the world to pursue this passion. His images can be viewed at

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Featured Blogs

The Cyber Security Ecosystem: Collaborate or Collaborate - It’s Your Choice

As cyber security as a field has grown in scope and influence, it has effectively become an 'ecosystem' of multiple players, all of whom either participate in or influence the way the field develops and/or operates. It's increasingly evident that, more than ever, it is crucial for those players to collaborate and work together to enhance the security posture of communities, nations and the globe. more

Managing (in)Security Through Regulation: A Key Phase for Nation States

Not so long ago, the notion of introducing laws and other regulatory responses to address cyber security issues was regarded with significant hesitation by governments and policy makers. To some extent, this hesitation may well have stemmed from a general perception by those who do not work directly in the field that the world of cyber security is somewhat of a 'dark art'. More recently, however, there has been a substantial shift in this attitude, with proposals to regulate a range of cyber security related matters becoming increasingly numerous. more

A Perfect Storm: Net Neutrality Debate Poised to Spread Its Wings Down Under

To date, proponents of a neutral internet have had relatively scant reason to raise their voices beyond anything more than a murmur in Australia. While the FCC's Open Internet Order of 2015 has been hailed as a significant win for consumers in the US, and the wording of proposed legislation to institute ex-ante regulation of service providers is soon to be considered in the EU, Aussies have been quarantined from anything other than the fringes of the Net Neutrality debate. more

Asking a Better Question to Uncloak the Online Copyright Debate

The proverbial Pandora's box that is opened whenever the topic of online copyright infringement is raised throws into sharp relief a host of challenges that have confounded policy makers, internet service providers and consumers for many years. Chief amongst them is how to strike an appropriate balance between protecting the rights of content owners while continuing to promote the interests of the public and preserving the benefits of the internet, given its unprecedented ability to facilitate the rapid dissemination of copyrighted content. more