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Veronica Scott

Veronica Scott

Director, KPMG Law

KPMG Australia

Veronica is a Director in KPMG Law and has joined KPMG from a top tier Australian law firm where she was special counsel in its insurance, media & corporate risk team and lead its national privacy team. She is admitted as a solicitor in both Australia and England & Wales.

Veronica is highly experienced in advising government and private sector clients on complex and sensitive legal issues and risks relating to privacy, data, digital content and technology, media & communications laws.

She provides pragmatic and commercial risk based legal advice to help clients to protect their data, innovate and respond to and manage data breaches. Her work include use of surveillance devices and drones, big data projects, the application of GDPR, credit reporting, marketing campaigns, research projects and clinical trials, managing social media risks and cross border data flows.

Veronica is Treasurer of the Melbourne Press Club and a member of the Australian Law Council’s Privacy and Media & Communications Committees.

Areas of expertise
Big data technology Consumer protection and privacy Customer relationship management Cybersecurity laws and regulation Data privacy Information security, privacy and availability Legal Services Risk Management
Education and qualifications
  • University of Birmingham, B Soc Sc (Hons) 1992

  • CPD in Law, Univerity of Westminster, 1993

  • Solicitors Legal Practice in Law, London College of Law, 1994

  • Law Post Grad, Melbourne University, 2001

Accreditation
  • Admitted to practice in England and Wales

  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales

  • Admitted to practice in Victoria, Australia

  • Member of the Law Institute Victoria

  • Member of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

Professional involvement
  • Past Vice President of iappANZ

  • Member of International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Advisory Board (ANZ)

  • Director and Secretary, ScriptWise Ltd

  • Treasurer, Melbourne Press Club

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