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Alec Christie



Alec Christie

Alec Christie



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Alec is a Partner in the Sydney office with extensive experience across many sectors in privacy, cyber, digital transformations/technology, Cloud, e-commerce, IoT, Blockchain/cryptocurrencies, AI, AR/VR, sourcing, risk and compliance.

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Alec is a partner in the Sydney office with significant experience in the financial services, tertiary education, health/life sciences, on-line media and entertainment and Government sectors who provides practical solutions for data privacy and security, cyber and information law, e-commerce including electronic contracting, digital and business transformations, Big Data analytics, IoT, Cloud, Blockchain/cryptocurrencies, tech procurement, sourcing, BPO and Multi-jurisdiction transactions, in these areas in the Asia Pacific.

Alec has been recognised as a "Leading Lawyer" in each of IP/IT and Data Privacy areas since 1998, awarded by Best Lawyers Australia as one of Australia's best (i) Outsourcing lawyers and (ii) Data Privacy & Security lawyers, by Who's Who Legal as one of Australia's best Information Technology lawyers, specifically known for privacy and named in Asia Pacific Legal 500 for Data Protection.

Alec is also:

  • A Senior Member of the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NCAT), in particular in relation to NCAT’s privacy and FOI jurisdiction
  • Sydney Chapter Chair of Privacy Connect
  • On the editorial Board of and or regular contribution to:
    ​- One Trust Data Guidance, Global Platform for data protection and privacy compliance
    - Data Protection Leader
    - Digital HealthBloomberg BNA, Online global data privacy and security
    - Privacy Law Bulletin

Alec’s experience includes:

  • Privacy review in respect of Census 2021 including risk and liability assessments and recommended actions to fix compliance gaps
  • Comprehensive Privacy and Security audit of a key Australian regulator with recommendations to address areas of non-compliance and to achieve better practice
  • Advice to and strategy for large Federal Govt Dept on Australia’s then largest data matching project 
  • Audit of the Privacy compliance of Govt Dept's Digital Exchange as a key part of the Govt's  Digital Identity program
  • Advice on and developing a comprehensive framework (including de-identification framework) for sharing and use of sensitive information for and in an AI product in the health sector
  • Preparation of an AI/RPA framework (including regulatory compliance) for an ASX listed industrial company and advice on their first RPA project 
  • Developing a Data Governance Framework for a major Australia health services provider
  • Privacy audit with an assessment of risks and recommended actions for an Australian national broadcaster
  • Advice on regulatory regime in Australia and Asia Pacific for the issue, use and redemption of asset backed digital tokens/cryptocurrency
  • Mapping of Australian and regional privacy regimes and key Cloud Codes of Conduct against ISO 27701 for a major global tech company
  • Advice on CPS 234 (and related standards) and preparation of guidance product for use by financial service organisation customers of a major global tech company
  • Assisting a number Australia's largest banks with privacy refresh programs, data retention/deletion frameworks, eDM and the information aspects of their divestment of key businesses


  • Assurance et réassurance

  • Commerce de détail et consommateurs

  • Éducation

  • Pratiques professionnelles



  • Assurance commerciale

  • Commerce en ligne

  • Conformité

  • Propriété intellectuelle

  • Protection des données et de la vie privée

  • Réglementation et enquêtes

  • Sous-traitance et approvisionnement

  • Technologies