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Cara Burley


Cara is a privacy and cybersecurity lawyer.
Cara has experience advising clients on privacy compliance, supply chain risk management and data breach responses. She has worked on both domestic and cross-border matters, assisting clients with the development and implementation of robust privacy and security programs, policies and procedures.


Representative matters

A major Australian headquartered international resource client on its global privacy program, including multi-country privacy program design and policy suite review and uplift. (previous firm experience).

An Australian headquartered conglomerate on its data collection and use practices, including privacy and consumer law advice. (previous firm experience).

An Australian energy infrastructure client on its critical infrastructure, cybersecurity and privacy compliance programs, including helping design an end-to-end third-party risk management system and associated contractual template uplift and commercial negotiation playbook. (previous firm experience).

A major resource client on management of two data breaches, including privileged data analysis and strategic advice on notification obligations. (previous firm experience).

Pro bono

Advising Settlement Services International on its data protection and privacy compliance obligations.

Assisted Refugee Advice & Casework Services refugee visa application clinic.



Western Australia, 2023


Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, The College of Law, 2023

Juris Doctor, University of Western Australia, 2022

Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience and Finance, University of Western Australia, 2019

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.