Kelly Tallon

Australian eSafety Commissioner

Manager of Regulatory Strategy and Policy

Kelly Tallon is the Manager of Regulatory Strategy and Policy at the Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner (eSafety). Her team is responsible for leading eSafety’s policy submissions, publishing position statements on emerging online safety issues such as immersive tech and gen AI, and developing a roadmap for age verification and complementary measures to prevent and address harm to children from online pornography.

Kelly joined eSafety in early 2019 as a Senior Legal and Policy Adviser, providing a broad range of support and advice with a focus on issues relating to children and young people, online terrorism, and transparency standards for the digital industry. Following a stint in eSafety’s Investigations Branch, where she worked to incorporate investigative insights into online harms policy, Kelly took on her current role within the Strategy, Engagement, and Research Branch. 

Prior to joining eSafety, Kelly held a variety of NGO and government roles working on issues at the intersection of technology, education, criminal justice and children’s rights. She holds law degrees from Harvard Law School, where she participated in the cyberlaw clinic at the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet & Society, and from the University of New South Wales, where she studied media and technology law with the support of a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship.