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Data, privacy and cyber security
We help our clients leverage and protect the value of their data, comply with the complex web of data privacy laws and other data regulation, and mitigate data and cyber security incidents.
In our connected economy, an organisation’s value can be affected by how it handles data and manages operational security. With regulators increasingly investigating the privacy, antitrust and consumer law implications of different data use – together with the evolving regulation of tech and platform businesses – our integrated team works across these disciplines to deliver comprehensive data strategies that withstand regulatory scrutiny from all sides.
We regularly support companies on digital transformation projects and data-driven product and service innovation. Leveraging our global and integrated data privacy regulation know-how, we implement privacy-by-design approaches and help companies grow their data businesses in compliance with data regimes around the world.
We have market-leading experience on data and cyber crises, regulatory and internal investigations, and follow-on litigation, and have handled some of the biggest and most complex global data loss incidents, including leading cases under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Our data and tech attorneys also lead on many of the most significant, global, data-driven deals. In a transaction, we secure rights in data (both from an intellectual property and regulatory perspective), and our knowledge of data licensing and data protection helps maximise the value of investments and collaborations.
Recent client successes
Advising Marriott on the international response to the Starwood database security incident.
Advising a Silicon Valley tech platform on various strategic data matters, including on anonymisation and data retention strategies; on its litigation strategy relating to data. exports following the Schrems II decision; and on disclosure of data to tax authorities.
Advising the London Stock Exchange Group on key investments and acquisitions to expand its information services data and analytics offering.
Advising various platform and tech companies on complex preliminary antitrust investigations focusing on the collection and use of data and how data is shared with third parties.
Advising Volkswagen AG on the continuous implementation of GDPR requirements and on various digital projects concerning vehicle data, connected and autonomous driving, privacy-by-design and data commercialisation.
Christine E. Lyon Partner and Global Co-Head of Data Privacy and Security
Giles Pratt Partner
Dr. Christoph Werkmeister Partner
Richard Bird Partner