Data protection and information

Our experienced team advises clients in relation to all aspects of data protection and information law. Our focus is on providing clear, succinct guidance that cuts through the complex framework of the regulations and goes further than straightforward black letter advice.
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Our team advises on:

  • Cross-border data transfers - drafting intra-group and external data transfer arrangements and coordinating multi-jurisdictional advice.
  • Marketing – advising on privacy issues around online and other channels of direct marketing and compliance with e-Privacy Regulations (including use of social media for marketing).
  • Mobile payment and other applications – advising on the privacy impacts of developing mobile applications, including issues around the use of geo-location data.
  • BYOD – advising on the privacy implications of “bring your own device” initiatives rolled out to employees of large regulated organisations.
  • Privacy policies – drafting and advising on internal (employee) and external (customer) privacy policies and “fair processing notices”.
  • SARs – advising on subject access requests, including as part of employee grievance processes or litigation.
  • FoIA - advising both public sector clients on handling freedom of information requests and on the implications for private sector clients of contracting with public sector bodies.
  • Governance and control – providing strategic advice on data privacy incident management, information security and record retention.

Members of the team have also spent time on client secondments, including to the privacy teams of Barclays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.

"The team really know what they're doing. They just become part of our team, which I've truly enjoyed"
Chambers UK 2014

Barclays Bank PLC

We advise on a wide range of privacy issues including time on secondment to its Data Privacy Legal team and advising on digital marketing initiatives.

Multi-national life science company

We advise a multi-national life science company on its intra-group data transfer agreements and registrations.

UK Pharma company

We advise UK Pharma company on DP policies and standard operating procedures.

Standard Chartered Bank

We advise Standard Chartered Bank on EU data protection issues.

The Cloud Networks Limited

We advise The Cloud Networks Limited on data retention regulations.

Corporation Service Company

We advise Corporation Service Company on a global privacy programme.

Large US retailer

We advise a large US retailer on the regulatory issues relating to the launch of an e-commerce website in the UK and changes to the ePrivacy Directive.

Affinion International

We advise Affinion International on data protection considerations relating to card protection products and a scheme of redress.

LOVEFiLM

We advised LOVEFiLM on data protection issues relating to its sale to Amazon.

We are also recognised as a leading law firm in the Legal 500 directories.

Lawyer

Naomi Leach Partner

T:  +44 20 7809 2960
M:  +44 7769 143 367 Email Naomi | Vcard Office:  London

Lawyer

Tom Platts Partner

T:  +65 6622 9641
M:  +65 8233 3245 +95 94 2651 1218 Email Tom | Vcard Office:  Jakarta, Singapore, Yangon

Lawyer

Ben Sigler Partner

T:  +44 20 7809 2919
M:  +44 7584 237 401 Email Ben | Vcard Office:  London

Latest news & insights

31 Jul 2020

From Insights

EDPB FAQs: what are your next steps for data transfers post-Privacy Shield?

On 16 July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) announced that the Privacy Shield mechanism for transferring personal data to the United States is invali..

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16 Jul 2020

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Privacy Shield invalid: what next for international data transfers?

The case stemmed from a complaint by the Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems that personal data sent by Facebook from the European Economic Area to the US was not ad..

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13 Jul 2020

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Data protection and coronavirus: what you need to know

Managing data protection and privacy risks while dealing with responding to the threat posed by Covid-19 is a challenge. However, organisations handling personal data ..

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01 Jul 2020

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Data Protection update - June 2020

Welcome to our data protection bulletin, covering the key developments in data protection law from June 2020.

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05 Jun 2020

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New DIFC Data Protection Law: Act now to ensure compliance

On 1 June 2020 His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum enacted the DIFC Data Protection Law No.5/2020 (the “New DP Law”). The New DP Law comes into effect o..

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02 Jun 2020

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Data Protection update - May 2020

Welcome to our data protection bulletin, covering the key developments in data protection law from May 2020.

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05 May 2020

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Data Protection update - April 2020

Welcome to our data protection bulletin, covering the key developments in data protection law from April 2020.

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03 Mar 2020

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Data Protection update - February 2020

Welcome to our data protection bulletin, covering the key developments in data protection law from February 2020.

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06 Feb 2020

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Brexit snapshot - Brexit and data protection issues

The UK has – finally – left the European Union. However, that is by no means the end of the story.

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31 Jan 2020

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Data protection in Singapore: Year in review

It has been five years since the coming into force of the main data protection provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”).

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30 Jan 2020

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Data Protection update - December 2019/January 2020

Welcome to a bumper edition of our Data Protection Bulletin, covering the key developments in data protection law from December 2019 and January 2020.

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29 Nov 2019

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Data Protection update - November 2019

Welcome to the November 2019 edition of our Data Protection bulletin, our monthly update covering key developments in data protection law.

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31 Oct 2019

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Data Protection update - October 2019

Welcome to the October 2019 edition of our Data Protection bulletin, our monthly update covering key developments in data protection law.

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11 Oct 2019

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Court of Appeal hands down significant judgment in Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599

​On 2 October 2019, the Court of Appeal overturned Warby J’s judgment dismissing an application by the Claimant, Richard Lloyd, for permission to serve a representativ..

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30 Sep 2019

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Data Protection update - September 2019

Welcome to the September 2019 edition of our Data Protection bulletin, our monthly update on key developments in data protection law.

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28 Aug 2019

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Data Protection update - August 2019

Welcome to the August 2019 edition of our Data Protection bulletin, our monthly update on key developments in data protection law.

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