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Helen Clarke

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Helen specialises in technology and digital transformation, privacy and cyber security, telecommunications, intellectual property, technology licensing, major procurement and outsourcing arrangements.

She acts for major government and private sector clients in industries including health, financial services, telecommunications, education and energy & resources.

Helen is Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Brisbane office, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Council, a lead partner in Corrs Cyber and regularly assists Corrs’ pro-bono clients with technology procurement projects and data privacy advice.

Helen is a member of Queensland University of Technology’s Law Advisory Group, a member of the Queensland Law Society's Privacy and Data Law Committe, and is on the editorial panel of Lexis Nexis’ Privacy Law Bulletin.

Key deals

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

Advising on the State’s project for the procurement and delivery of a next generation ticketing solution for passenger transport in Queensland, to replace the current system. This has involved advising on a multi-phase global competitive tender process, advising on the contracting framework including development and negotiation of a bespoke Project Agreement for the delivery and operation of the new Smart Ticketing Solution over a significant period. Providing ongoing contract management advice and advice on privacy compliance, payments solutions and contracts with operators.

Aurizon

Advises on complex technology projects and intellectual property and data use issues. These include the procurement of a driver-assist solution, a multi-vendor train movement planner and scheduling solution and software licensing and cloud services arrangements. Helen has also worked with Aurizon to review, update and expand its standard form general and technology contracting documents.

Australian data privacy counsel

Providing Australian privacy and data advice as part of global privacy reviews by multi-national companies in connection with new product and service launches and M&A transactions. Clients have included Breville (data collection and privacy policies) MasterCard (biometric authentication, digital identification, fintech products), Mylan (data retention and privacy obligations applicable to telecommunications providers), Tesla (GPS software and tracking), TuSimple (autonomous truck project) and a Global cloud-based CRM provider (CRM software information collection).

QLD Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation

Advising the Department on its ICT Modernisation Program, including the development of the new Queensland Information Technology Contracting (QITC) Framework. Work included stakeholder consultation and co-design workshops, drafting the new QITC contract templates and guidance documentation and advising the Project Board on key issues.

My Mobile Data (OVO)

Advised on the technology, telecommunications regulatory and intellectual property aspects of the sale by OVO of its OVO Mobile customer base and contracts to amaysim Australia, including a content services agreement for the ongoing provision of OVOPlay content services.