Advisor to the Australian Federal Police


Global Futures Partner

Times are changing and they’re more exciting than ever. None more so than at the Australian Federal Police. The new future ahead needs new ways of thinking and behaving.

As the Futures Partner to the Australian Federal Police, Chris Riddell brings his unique insights, research and fresh perspectives into emerging trends and global drivers that inform strategy and global capability.

It’s all part of the future of the Australian Federal Police, and a new world beyond tomorrow.



Police introduce new technology to catch motorists on the phone

and have Google been spying on Android users?

Global Futurist Chris Riddell joined ABC’s Richelle Hunt to talk about the latest news headlines including how Australian Police are now introducing new technology to catch distracted users who are using their smartphones whilst driving. Do the laws go far enough, and what technology options are available to prevent motorists using their phones in the first place?

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) are also investigating allegations from Oracle that Google have been spying on Android users by extracting up to 1 Gigabyte of data a month of consumers location information. Is this a technicality that sits with the responsibility of the smartphone user to be aware of, or has Google not been transparent enough?

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