Provided by Valeska Bloch
An expert in technology-led innovation, Valeska has been at the forefront of legal issues associated with new technologies, including data intensive platforms and artificial intelligence. She specialises in digital transformations, the procurement of large-scale ICT platforms and telecommunications projects, complex commercial transactions, business separations and telecommunications regulatory advice.
Valeska is also a leading data and cybersecurity practitioner with particular expertise in highly regulated data-intensive sectors, including financial services, energy and health. She has been instrumental in the design and rollout of some of Australia's earliest and best practice data governance frameworks and is highly sought after for her expertise in data breach crisis management, having advised on many of Australia's largest and most high profile data breaches. She regularly engages with regulators (including the OAIC) on behalf of her clients, on both formal investigations and informal enquiries.
Valeska co-leads the firm's Allens Accelerate high-growth companies practice and is a member of the Business Council of Australia's Cyber Alliance group.