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March 24, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEDT

Gilbert + Tobin
Virtual Office 

Substantive Law

Overview (Program Summary)

Data has become one of the most valuable assets in businesses today. Rapidly evolving methods for analysing data has enabled businesses to use data in ways that shape day-to-day decisions and operations, as well as its strategic direction. At the same time, businesses are coming under scrutiny for the ways in which it manages and governs its data, as data continues to attract increasing intervention by the regulators.

The need for effective data management and data governance practices is crucial.

Hosted by experts from Gilbert + Tobin’s Technology + Digital team, this webinar will explore the evolving regulatory focus on data practices and what that means for data governance and data management.

The webinar will cover:

  • key data compliance issues across a broad range of regulations and across the whole data lifecycle, including privacy, confidentiality, Corporations Act, financial services laws and surveillance laws; and
  • governance practices required to properly manage oversight of data, including data ethics.


simon burns

Simon Burns, Partner, Technology + Digital - Gilbert + Tobin (Sydney)

Simon is a leading technology and data lawyer, having worked on some of the industry’s most strategic, novel and game changing data intensive transactions.

Simon’s practice is at the cutting edge of data commercialisation transactions, often advising clients in matters regarding complex de-identification and anonymisation techniques, how these interact with regulatory constraints and how to balance these techniques with data utility considerations.


Andrew Hii

Andrew Hii Partner, Technology + Digital - Gilbert + Tobin (Sydney)


Andrew is an experienced IT and data lawyer with extensive experience advising on data and privacy issues. This experience includes privacy compliance, data issues in an M&A context (including dealing with the Foreign Investment Review Board), data sharing arrangements, national security and critical infrastructure issues and telecommunications law.

Andrew also advises on a wide range of transformation projects, including IT infrastructure outsourcing, cloud computing, systems integration projects, telecommunications contracts, software licensing arrangements.  Andrew also advises on software licensing disputes and other IT-related disputes.


Credits: 1 Point
Category: Substantive Law/Legal Knowledge

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