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Data protection and big data

Balancing data risk and reward.

With regulators and consumers becoming more vigilant, managing customer and employee data is a major risk issue for businesses.

This is a particular problem for multinationals, which must comply with a raft of constantly changing local laws.

At the same time, many businesses are getting a competitive advantage from their data-sets – by using analytics and through strategic acquisitions, structuring and licensing.

Our international team helps businesses around the world to manage their legal risk and get most value from their data assets.

Client successes

Advising 3M on its global data privacy compliance programme, including on the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Advising Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on investing in the owner of CompareTheMarket and other price comparison websites.

Helping Zoopla maximise the value of the data in its property search-engine by using data analytics, while staying privacy-compliant.

Advising dunnhumby - the data analytics company behind Tesco’s Clubcard loyalty scheme – on various data licensing and privacy matters.