Legal Advice, Consulting and Knowledge Sharing
Ringrose Siganto is a unique team. The partners have a deep understanding of the needs of organisations, gained from years working as in-house legal counsel in technology and telecommunications companies, in private legal practice and as consultants. We understand the pressures faced by executives, CISOs, procurement teams and in-house counsel. This industry experience is complemented by extensive legal knowledge and a desire to assist their clients with high quality practical advice. We constantly hone our skills through research projects with some of the world’s leading universities and by engaging in community development projects.
We deliver practical, easy to understand advice, supported by a wide range of resources designed to:
– ease your compliance burden and improve the maturity of your organisation’s IT, security and privacy capability; and
– deliver the right commercial and contractual outcomes for your business.
Dr Jodie Siganto PhD LLM CISSP CIPM
Dr Siganto has been sought out by government departments, international corporations and Australian businesses to advise them on privacy and security matters, conducting privacy compliance reviews and privacy and security impact assessments. She has been engaged to act for corporations on the privacy, security and legal implications of moving data to the cloud, to review data sharing contracts and undertake privacy impact assessments.
Dr Siganto graduated as a lawyer from the University of Queensland and after 8 years in private practice became in-house counsel for Tandem Computers followed by roles with Unisys Asia and Dell based in Singapore. She returned to Australia in 2000, founding Bridge Point Communications (specialists in data networking and security) with two other colleagues. Since then, she has specialised in providing information security and privacy consulting and trainings. Dr Siganto completed her PhD on privacy and information security practice in 2014. She has been involved with a range of industry groups, including acting as the Chair of the AISA Policy Committee, and more recently the AISA Education Director. In addition to her other works, Dr Siganto pursues research projects into cyber security issues. She has participated in a study led by Royal Holloway, University of London, which mapped some of the unique traits of information security practitioners in Australia and led AISA’s research into the Australian Cyber Security Skills Shortage.
Edward Ringrose BA LLB MPA
Ted Ringrose has provided legal and regulatory advice to IT, media and telecommunications companies and national governments and their agencies in Europe, Asia and Australia. He has assisted his clients to expand their businesses, restructure their operations and conclude transactions with their suppliers, customers, peers and competitors. He has advised multi-national corporations of their regulatory and legal obligations, including privacy compliance, across markets in Asia and Australia.
Ted read history and law at the University of Queensland and is a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Sydney. He has held senior positions in broadcasting and telecommunications companies and in law firms in Europe, Asia and Australia. After many years working in the cable communications industry in London for subsidiaries of Bell Canada International, he became broadcasting and telecommunication law consultant to the Government of the Hong Kong SAR. He has been General Counsel Asia Pacific for MCI WorldCom (now Verizon), which counted OzeMail as a subsidiary, and was a partner of Ashurst Morris Crisp (now Ashurst) in Singapore and of Squire Sanders in Hong Kong. Most recently Ted was a senior lawyer at Optus working on its most significant projects.