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Lisa Fitzgerald

Expertise

Lisa’s practice covers all aspects of technology, media and telecommunications with a focus on emerging technologies and data. With more than a decade of experience as a leading lawyer at global firms, Lisa has diverse experience advising established global businesses, scale-ups and start-ups in Australia and the UK. 

Her expertise encompasses data, technology procurement, business process outsourcing, infrastructure (construction, maintenance and access), product launches, intellectual property, wholesale and retail supply and advising government. In 2019, Lisa led major matters for the national broadband network project and advised various businesses on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data governance, data breaches, consumer data rights, encryption laws, digital ID sharing platforms, including for a Big Four bank, fintechs and global data analytics companies.

Experience

Lisa has significant experience acting for large publicly listed corporations, large multinationals, scale-ups, start-ups and government business enterprises.

Lisa’s experience includes:

  • advising a range of telecommunications, media and technology (vendor and customer) clients on all aspects of complex commercial transactions and commercial strategies including those with multiple dependencies and cross-organisational risk 
  • advising on the application of Australian regulations for products with connectivity and telecommunications components
  • negotiating transmission services agreements for a range of broadcasting associations 
  • negotiating wholesale customer and supply contracts 
  • advising on a diverse range of data protection and privacy matters from collection of personal data to the extra-territorial effect of the GDPR and arrangements with data partners and aggregators (including for a Big Four bank)
  • advising on major content production and content licensing agreements for Australian and European businesses with content partners, photo, newsfeed and video suppliers as well as music licensing arrangements with collection agencies
  • advising on disputes in relation to breaches of contract, termination and repudiation of contract, IP disputes including claims of copyright and trade mark infringement, and defamation/libel for a variety of companies


Membership

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Publications

16 July 2019 - Knowledge

Re-assessing the value of Facebook for business in Australia: Heightened risk in operating public pages

#Technology, Media & Telecommunications

The risks associated with operating a public Facebook page have increased under Australian (state-based) defamation law following a recent decision.

09 July 2019 - Knowledge

Sky high: Record £183m (AUD$329m) GDPR fine on the horizon for British Airways following data breach

#Data & Privacy, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications

If Australian businesses conducting activities in the EU were not already paying attention to the General Data Protection Regulation introduced in Europe last May, they should be now.

01 July 2019 - Knowledge

Now live: New information security requirements and Board responsibility for financial services entities

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy, #Competition & Consumer Law

Financial services in Australia are now subject to increased cyber-security and information security regulation.