Data / cybersecurity

Data is driving the digital world, and it is critical to developing and implementing new technologies. Against this drive for data, the significance of data protection laws continues to grow and the risks of security and cyber breaches intensifies. 

Our experienced team advise in relation to all aspects of data protection and information law, ranging from conducting comprehensive data protection audits and drafting policies and agreements to advising on individual subject access requests and complaints. We also have a wealth of experience in responding to major data security incidents and regulatory investigations.

For further information, please visit our data protection hub.

Our expertise 

Our specialists advise on a variety of privacy issues specifically arising from technologies, including geo-location of mobile payment and apps, as well as the privacy implications of smart devices, employee monitoring, bring your own device and AI. We also have specialist expertise in freedom of information legislation and have advised both public and private sector bodies on handling requests and making appeals. 

Our international data protection team is here to help clients navigate the complex matrix of data and cyber security regulations. We can assist with:

  • GDPR compliance
  • Cross-border data transfers
  • Data processing
  • SARs
  • Cookies
  • FoIA
  • BYOD
  • Mobile payment and other applications
  • Privacy policies
  • Marketing
  • Governance and control
  • Corporate transactional issues
  • Global surveys
  • Cybersecurity
  • Breach response


Compliance projects

Advised on a wide-ranging data protection compliance project for S&P's Platts division, which provides energy and commodities information and is a source of benchmark price assessments in the physical commodity markets. The project involved ascertaining and centralising its data handling activities and reviewing the compliance of its many apps.

Investment diligence

Advised a market-leading specialist in software, technology and outsourcing services on the data protection aspects of a number of its strategic deals, with a particular focus on their expansion in healthcare software.

Technology platforms

Advised in relation to the development of a technology platform for the chartering of yachts. This new platform will ease the process of locating and organising charters, bringing the whole process into the 21st century with state-of-the-art technology. 

Data advisory

Advising an international corporate trust and fund administration provider on the data protection aspects of its business on an ongoing basis, including reviewing and negotiating its contracts with key IT suppliers.

Data breaches

Advised a listed financial services provider in relation to a data breach of a payment platform operated by the client, where hackers had gained unauthorised access to the personal data of customers of over 5,000 merchants. This included advising on all aspects of incident response and potential disputes with third parties.


Provided data privacy advice and drafted terms for healthcare apps for a leading pharma company including considering related information security and data privacy points.