Helen Gregorczuk has worked across Queensland and UK government as a policy advisor in information law, transport and disability services. She has tutored in constitutional and administrative law at Griffith University law school and has been a parliamentary researcher, a privacy and information law specialist and a compliance manager. She has also worked as a privacy consultant and occupied a variety of roles at the Queensland Information Commissioner and UK Information Commissioner’s Office. She has a specialism in information law, administrative law and environmental law and currently works as the privacy and information governance lead for Metro North Hospital and Health Service. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from QUT and spent a year as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto.

Helen’s research is looking at the technologies being employed by bricks and mortar retailers to gather and analyse vast quantities of customer data in the context of the Privacy Act and questions whether a new framework for ‘fair collection’ of personal information is required in a digital big data world to ensure adequate protection of individual privacy.

HDR project title: Fair collection of personal information by retailers using big data analytics

Supervisors: Dr Alan Gregory DavidsonDr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh