Sam Hartridge

Sam Hartridge

Lawyer – Data Security

Sam is Aperion Law’s privacy and data security law specialist and is able to assist technology start-ups navigate this complex multi-jurisdictional legal and regulatory environment.

After servicing the Australian regular army for a number of years, he transitioned to legal practice in 2013. Since entering the profession he has worked as a tipstaff in the NSW Supreme Court, and both in private practice and as in-house counsel at a Cybersecurity company. Sam has developed sophisticated strategies to mitigate legal challenges surrounding cyber security, ranging from pre-incident planning and preparation, through to incident response and post incident management. He is an Associate of The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation and his research focuses on international law, criminal law, cyberwarfare, and government surveillance.

In addition to Sam’s experience in practice, he is passionate about legal education. As a Teaching Fellow at the University of New South Wales, he has taught a range of subjects including legal research, torts and international humanitarian law. Sam also develops and delivers continuing professional development seminars for legal partitioners and privacy training and current awareness for a range of non-legal audiences. Sam also serves on the NSW Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Advisory Committee as the Community Speakers Network Convenor.