Solicitor
BA, JD, CIPP/E, CIPM

Current practice

Veronica's expertise encompasses general commercial, information technology, intellectual property and privacy matters, which includes:

  • advising on legal issues arising from IT procurement, including intellectual property rights in  deliverables, software licencing, supplier performance management, scope of services and variations, payment milestones, and supplier warranties. In particular, Veronica advises clients on their procurement of IT services through the eServices Register;
  • providing IT procurement training;
  • advising on information sharing or data supply agreements, including through the use of APIs;
  • advising clients on privacy matters, including notice, use and disclosure and security obligations under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic); and
  • advising on early dispute resolution options for IT projects, including disputes over intellectual property, delays, and issues around supplier performance.

Veronica also has a special interest in privacy and data security and has been involved with preparing submissions on matters such as the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Amendment Bill. Veronica is an ISO accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional in the General Data Protection Regulation (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).

Experience

Veronica has previously worked in both the private and public sector.  She worked as a privacy officer in the Victorian Department of Education and Training, and provide privacy advice to Victorian schools, as well as central and regional business units. In that role, she managed key governance projects to develop privacy capability and streamline sustainable compliance processes within the Department. During that time, she established a reputation as a trusted executive adviser in communicating and driving enterprise-level risk remediation strategies. Veronica brings an operational privacy lens to bear on IT-related matters and is well versed facilitating collaboration between key stakeholders as part of a joint risk management and remediation taskforce.

Veronica has co-authored an article 'Consumer Protection, Statute and the Ongoing Influence of the General Law in Singapore' in the Singapore Academy of Law Journal in 2016. She is also interested in consumer law and cyber insurance, and their influence on developments in privacy. 

Memberships and professional associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria - Technology Committee member and Privacy Group chair
  • Victorian Society for Computers and the Law 
  • Australian Information Security Association 
  • Australian Women in Security Network
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals