Experience

I am a trainee within the Data Privacy team at Bates Wells.

I have over 5 years’ experience on advising organisations on all aspects of data privacy law compliance.

I spent 2 years in Switzerland working as a Data Privacy Manager first at a global pharmaceutical company and then at a global reinsurance company, advising on complex data protection issues which arose.

  • Advised on numerous Data Protection Impact Assessments, including the involvement of special category data and novel technology (for example, the privacy implications of using sensors to help detect Covid-19 symptoms)
  • Advised on high priority data privacy issues such as the obligation to report data breaches and how to respond during a dawn raid
  • Negotiated data processing contracts, including where the data processors were located outside of Europe and appending Standard Contractual Clauses to those contracts
  • Trained numerous staff on data privacy law compliance
  • Drafted several data protection policies, taking into account the specific issues of the personal data processed by each particular organisation
  • Reviewed and advised on the implications of data protection case law, including the recent Wirtschaftsakademie and Schrems II cases
  • Drafted data protection clauses within an agreement with a high-profile influencer
  • Amended the data privacy processes within an organisation’s data governance framework
  • Advised on international data privacy law, specifically focussing on the Swiss Data Protection Act and the US privacy law framework
  • Reviewed several privacy notices, cookies policies, legitimate interests assessments and privacy statements
  • Reviewed and advised on the approach for responding to individual rights requests, including data subject access requests, the deadlines for responding and clarifying the scope of the request

Qualifications and career

  • Law LLB at the University of Leicester (First Class Honours)
  • International Legal Practice LLM LPC at the University of Law (Commendation)
  • Joined Bates Wells (2015-2018)
  • Data Privacy Manager at a global pharmaceutical company (2018-2019)
  • Data Privacy Manager at a global reinsurance company (2019-2020)
  • Training contract at Bates Wells (2020-present)