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12 Dec 2022

Katie Hewson wins Privacy Leader of the Year at PICCASO Privacy Awards

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Stephenson Harwood data protection partner Katie Hewson has won the 'Privacy Leader of the Year: Legal' award at the inaugural PICCASO Privacy Awards.

The awards recognise individuals who are making an outstanding contribution to the fast-growing data privacy sector, from professionals ensuring their companies meet complex legal demands, to academics and engineers demonstrating privacy thought leadership and implementing innovative data protection strategies.

Katie received this award in recognition of her contribution to, and reputation within, the industry. As well as leading Stephenson Harwood's data protection team, she is committed to the wider profession, as demonstrated by her pro bono legal advice and assistance, and her frequent speaking and training engagements, through which she seeks to support and inspire the next generation of data protection professionals.

Katie leads Stephenson Harwood's international data protection practice. Working across a range of sectors – including retail, transport, financial services, technology and life sciences – Katie has extensive experience leading international data protection compliance projects and advising on contracts, transparency, international transfers, data sharing, cookies, direct marketing and cyber security. She is ranked for data protection in the Chambers UK and Legal 500 2023 guides.

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