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Dr Susan Bennett

Dr Susan Bennett

Principal & Founder, Sibenco Legal & Advisory InfoGovANZ

Are you ‘asleep at the wheel’ for Information Governance?

Legal firms are challenging environments where information needs change fast and deadlines can spring from nowhere. Without visibility into their firm’s data practices, IG teams are forced to be reactive and cannot effectively focus on what matters most.

With Outside Counsel Guidelines driving standards for data stewardship, and firms facing an increasing risk of breach, not having a data-driven approach to IG is like being ‘asleep at the wheel’ and leaves firms blind to their data compliance.

Key Learnings

  • Data discovery and monitoring provides a consolidated view into the practices, risk and compliance across all of a firm’s unstructured data
  • Made-for-purpose data discovery can transform your IG team’s effectiveness
  • IG teams armed with data insights can provide support to practice groups to improve compliance without getting in the way of business value

About Dr Susan Bennett

Susan is the Principal of Sibenco Legal & Advisory and Founder & Director of InfoGovANZ.

Susan’s focus is on driving best practice holistic governance solutions aligning data, information, privacy and records with technology and regulatory compliance to achieve organisational strategic objectives. Susan has deep commercial, litigation and regulatory compliance expertise. She was the national head of a commercial litigation practice and established and led the legal technology support group. Susan works with Boards, senior executive teams and cross-functional multi-disciplinary teams on governance and data driven technology projects to minimise risks, comply with regulatory requirements and deliver on organisational objectives.

Susan founded InfoGovANZ in 2016 to bring together professionals working across the data and information silos to collaborate and develop best practices aligning policies, people and technology. InfoGovANZ has grown to over 2,500 members with a diverse community of professionals from legal, privacy, eDiscovery, records, data, technology and AI, cybersecurity, risk and compliance and ESG.

Susan’s doctoral thesis undertaken at the University of Sydney, Law School is on Privacy and Data Protection: the interaction of meta-regulation and information governance. Susan also holds a Master of Business Administration (UNSW) and a Master of Laws (Syd). She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Professional Technologist (CIPT), a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), a Fellow of the International Association of Privacy Practitioners (FIP) and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA).