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Matt Shearing


Matthew Shearing

Matthew Shearing is a lawyer, educator, adviser, podcast host and speaker. With a focus on emergent technology, he’s well-versed in distributed ledger or ‘blockchain’ technology – from the theoretical concepts to practical implementation. With a wide experience which includes time in the business, legal and technology spheres, he also understands the importance of a holistic approach to disruption which considers not just technical potential, but business realities.

Matthew is the founder of Blocksense, an organisation which provides blockchain and smart contract education in both the public and private sectors – from short educational seminars all the way through to full-day workshops. He also consults directly to businesses looking to develop robust technology plans or means-test blockchain solutions.

His podcast, The FOMO Show, touches on all aspects of emergent technology, and deals with many of the issues created by innovation. He’s also the founder of the Blockchain for Business meetup, which is held monthly in Brisbane and provides a forum for professionals to learn about the technology and meet others involved in the space.

He’s a member of Professional Speakers Australia and the Queensland Law Society. He holds a Bachelor of Law from Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law.


Stay on top of the GDPR and how it affects yours business




The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. It was approved in April 2016 and it came to full effect on the 25th May 2018.

If you are wondering exactly how it applies to your business and website, please read on.

The GDPR is a new set of rules governing the privacy and security of personal data set out by the European Commission. It is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.

It includes a bundle of changes to data protection, requirements for data breach notification and security, the right to ‘be forgotten’ or have your personal data deleted, plus, very importantly, the way you need to get consent from your customers when they sign up to your email list.

How Teddington can help with Technology Law and Cyber Security


Data Protection


The real challenge in today’s online environment is balancing both advancing and protecting business in the digital space. Teddington can help with:

  • Website terms and conditions
  • E-business advisory
  • Mandatory data breach reporting requirements
  • Privacy compliance procedures
  • Protection of intellectual property in IT & technology
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Email and internet policies
  • Media storage and escrow agreements
  • Technology acquisition and implementation contracts
  • Software and hardware development contracts
  • Web development and maintenance contracts
  • Software licensing
  • Outsourcing contracts
  • IT tenders, contracts and due diligence
  • Distribution, manufacturing and supply contracts
  • Domain name disputes
  • Enforcement and anti-piracy advice