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Let’s Talk About Corporations: AI risks in the financial sector: consequences for companies and directors

Let’s Talk About Corporations: AI risks in the financial sector: consequences for companies and directors

In-person event

In this seminar, we will be discussing the use of machine learning (ML) and AI technologies to offer personalised products to consumers and exploring the legal and ethical risks for financial sector companies that potentially arise out of the use of ML and AI in this context.

About the speakers

Susan Bennett (Principal of Sibenco Legal & Advisory, Founder & Executive Director of InfoGovANZ, PhD Candidate, The University of Sydney Law School)

Susan’s focus is driving best practice holistic governance solutions aligning data, information, privacy and records with technology and regulatory compliance to achieve organisational goals.  Recognised for her global thought leadership in information governance, Susan has deep commercial expertise on which she draws to work with cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams to add value and deliver outcomes on major projects and objectives.  Susan advises on information and data governance frameworks and policies, including cross-border data privacy and regulatory compliance, as well as acting in internal investigations and regulatory inquiries.

Susan holds a Master of Laws (Syd) and a Master of Business Administration (AGSM), and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe (CIPP/E).  She is in the final stage of completing a PhD thesis on Privacy and Data Protection: the role of meta-regulation and information governance.  Susan is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA), a member of the Asian Privacy Scholars Network (APSN), and a member of the EDRM Global Advisory Board.

Dr Zofia Bednarz (Lecturer, The University of Sydney)

Zofia is a Lecturer at the University of Sydney, where she teaches and researches in the area of commercial and corporate law. She is also an Associate Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S). Zofia’s current research focuses on the use of new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, by financial firms and the implications it has for provision of financial services to consumers. She has published her research in leading international and Australian journals, and regularly contributes to government consultation processes on law reform and comments for the media. Zofia has got a PhD in commercial law from the University of Malaga, Spain, and has qualified as a lawyer (abogada) in Spain.

The Honourable Justice Michael Lee

Justice Michael Bryan Joshua Lee was born in Perth but was raised in Sydney. After graduating in arts (political science) and later in law from the University of Sydney, he commenced work as a solicitor in 1989 with a firm that later became one of Australia’s largest national partnerships. He was made a senior associate of the firm in 1992 and was appointed its youngest partner, in 1995. He eventually became a senior litigation partner and national practice group leader before coming to the New South Wales Bar in 2002.

While at the Bar, his Honour was involved in a number of high profile cases ranging from building and construction disputes, insurance cases and employment law and workplace safety prosecutions; additionally, he was briefed as leading counsel in a number of the most significant commercial actions in Australia.

Justice Lee was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia in 2017 and is also an Additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory. His Honour deals with matters at both first instance and on appeal. He is also a National Coordinating Judge in the Federal Court’s Commercial and Corporations National Practice Area and also of the defamation work of the Court.

‘Let’s Talk About Corporations’ Seminar Series – a joint project of the UQ Law School and Sydney Law School.
Find out more about the series.


Wednesday 16 August, 2023

Time: 5-7pm AEST (Registrations from 5pm with the panel discussion to start at 5:30pm, followed by drinks and canapes.)

Location: University of Sydney, Law Foyer, Level 2, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus

CPD points: 1.5 points


This event is proudly co-presented by Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney and the School of Law at the University of Queensland.


Aug 16 2023


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Law Foyer, Level 2
New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney (Camperdown Campus)


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