About Emily Cravigan
Emily is a Technology, Media and Telecommunications specialist with significant experience in the data, privacy, cyber and telecommunications space. She specialises in privacy compliance, data governance programs and commercialisation strategies, as well as cyber issues, including data breach notification and response.
Emily also assists clients with large-scale technology procurements and digital transformation projects. As well as M&A transactions within the technology sector, she advises on the data, IT separation and IP aspects of M&A transactions more generally.
Emily works across all sectors – including infrastructure, government, digital platforms, telecommunications and media. She has particular expertise assisting clients in highly regulated, data-intensive sectors (such as financial services and energy) navigate complex and sometimes overlapping regulatory regimes.
Emily enjoys advising clients (including start-ups) on the legal issues associated with new technologies, including ethics in AI, autonomous vehicles, and data exchange and commercialisation. She also has a particular interest in the evolving regulation of online content and technology and communications infrastructure.
Emily's experience includes advising:
- Privacy, data and commercialisation – various corporates on the establishment and structuring of new digital platforms for the sharing and commercialisation of large quantities of data; an energy retailer on its response to an OAIC investigation, its deep-dive of data handling practices, and its implementation of a data governance framework; various corporates on new data projects, including the implementation of loyalty programs; various financial services providers on specific regimes such as open banking and the handling of credit-related data.
- Cyber and data breach response – various corporates on ICT security requirements (including, for APRA-regulated entities, under prudential standards); various corporates, including banks and government, on data breach management (policies, planning, response, forensic analysis and notification), including a state agency on a highly complex and publicised data breach.
- Technology procurement – various corporates and government agencies on digital transformation projects and the procurement of business-critical IT systems and services (including enterprise voice, managed network and telecommunications services, and key software, business continuity and disaster recovery systems).
- Corporate transactions – NSW Treasury on the sale of the Westconnex roads project (including by managing IT systems separation matters); QIC on the Queensland Government's transfer of the Queensland land titles registry into the Queensland Future Fund (both IT separation and data aspects).
- Telecommunications – various corporates (including a major telco, a major digital platform and a global mining company) on telecommunications regulatory issues; an energy retailer on a white-labelled broadband arrangement.
- Media – a global media company on securing the exclusive naming and sponsorship rights to a major stadium; a major publisher on the ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry.
- Emerging technologies – a major telco and a digital platform provider on the blocking of online content; a state agency on autonomous vehicle trials; a major bank on various AI technologies; a major global digital platform on the regulatory implications of establishing and maintaining data centres in Australia.
Emily is the standing co-author of the following publications (Australian component):
- The Legal500 & The In-House Lawyer Comparative Guide on Technology
- The Law Reviews' The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review
- Thomson Reuters' Practical Law: Data Protection Global Guide
- Thomson Reuters Data Localization Requirements