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Suzy McMillan

Suzy McMillan

Senior Associate

Expertise

  • Commercial Law
  • Privacy

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile
Suzy is a general commercial lawyer with particular expertise in privacy and data protection. She regularly advises clients on their compliance obligations under applicable data protection laws (including the Privacy Act 1993 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation), privacy policies, data processing agreements, management of data breaches, and responding to individual privacy requests.

She also provides advice on all commercial related matters including supply and distribution agreements, consumer law compliance (including unfair contract terms), procurement, customer terms and conditions, IT agreements (including SaaS, agile development, and IT transformation), and the commercialisation and licensing of intellectual property.

Prior to joining MinterEllisonRuddWatts in 2016, Suzy worked as an in-house lawyer in the New Zealand public sector and in a large global corporate in the United Kingdom. Suzy is a self-starter and is regularly complimented by clients and her team for her practical commercial approach.

Education

LLB, BA, University of Otago
Areas of Practice

Commercial Law | Intellectual Property | Privacy | Technology

Articles

Are you Thinking About Privacy? Reassess and Prepare for the New Privacy Act
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, August 2020

New Zealand's new Privacy Act 2020 comes into force on 1 December 2020 and all organisations should be preparing for the changes now. We share practical steps to help prepare and outline the key changes in the Act below.Agencies need to turn their attention to reviewing internal practices, processes and policies, to ensure they comply with obligations under the new Act...

Return to Santa
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, December 2017

After the Christmas shopping rush is a distant memory, the leftover Christmas ham has been eaten, and the pohutukawa has dropped the last of its red blooms, many Kiwis are left with unwanted Christmas gifts. For retailers, this can mean an influx of customers wishing to return unwanted items for a multitude of reasons...

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