Bill Singleton

Bill has extensive experience working in the technology industry, and has dual degrees in law and IT. Bill’s IT qualifications and professional experience are independently validated and accredited by the Australian Computer Society. He is uniquely qualified to advise on both the legal and IT aspects of transactions, having been a senior executive in a global telco.

Bill’s practice falls within the following areas:

  • Legal aspects of cloud technology, privacy and data security, social marketing, procurement of ICT products and services, and digital commercialisation;
  • Commercial and strategic legal advice on structuring and leveraging IP to capitalise on the digital opportunity including the registration, protection and commercialisation of branding (trade marks), patents, designs and confidential information; and
  • Providing legal advice on the collection, exploitation and protection of information and data, encompassing privacy advice, digital data (IP) rights, data mobility, data security (and breach) and surveillance.

Bill was ‘recommended’ by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014, 2015 and 2018 for Technology, Media & Telecommunications law, named in Best Lawyers™ Australia 2015-2017 for Privacy and data security law and 2018 for Commercial law. Bill was named as a leading Queensland Technology, Media & Telecommunications lawyer by Doyle’s Guide 2012-2017 and recommended 2018-2019.

Experience

Bill’s experience includes advising:

  • Large Queensland based corporate and government clients on significant IT procurement projects including cloud and XaaS procurement, contract documentation and schedules, vendor negotiations and contract performance disputes;
  • A multi-national software developer on the largest vertical industry implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX in the world;
  • A large Queensland Government department in a significant data breach and response;
  • A large advertising business in respect of collecting geo location data from mobile phones and combining that with other social media data to form a real time picture of likely consumer personas;
  • National and international client on complex privacy issues under the Privacy Act;
  • National and international clients including the Department of Defence in complex technology transfer agreements and IP disputes;
  • National clients in respect of surveillance devices in workplaces and vehicles; and
  • National clients in respect of regulatory issues under the Telecommunications Act.

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