Data, Privacy & Cyber in Financial Services

Protecting your data and ensuring regulatory compliance is paramount. Our team advise on all aspects of data protection and cyber risk across multiple jurisdictions. We know the risks for every business are unique, so we offer bespoke data processing and sharing arrangements to meet your needs.


We understand that data protection is a key priority. Our expert team can guide you through all aspects of data, privacy and cyber matters from international data transfers to managing the impact of data breaches if they occur.

Our clients instruct us knowing that our vast industry knowledge and awareness of market practice means we provide pragmatic solutions in-line with legal and regulatory requirements. Our clients range from large financial institutions to FinTech companies and asset managers, so we have experience with all companies regardless of their shape or size.

We provide a comprehensive range of services from strategic advice to privacy impact assessments and audits, and from contractual issues to new initiatives such as use of every evolving artificial intelligence.

We offer an end-to-end solution for our clients' needs, drawing on the experience and expertise of our regulatory and IT colleagues where required.

In addition to our advisory services, we offer cyber defence and response services, including training, helplines, response teams, and associated litigation.

Featured experience

  • Advising an investment bank on complex employee privacy matters and providing a fully outsourced end to end subject access request service
  • Analysing on the designation of parties and drafting related contracts for an adviser network
  • Advising a wealth management company on its data retention strategy
  • Advising a bank on access to consumer transaction data in the context of an employee investigation

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What our clients say

  • "There is solid partner-level experience with good delegation to more junior members of the team while retaining oversight. The team has a wide range of experience across insurance advisory privacy and data protection."

    Chambers and Partners, 2023, Data Protection & Information Law- UK-wide

  • "DAC Beachcroft has a respected data protection practice with strength in contentious and non-contentious cases. The team's expertise includes handling ICO investigations and liaising with other regulatory bodies"

    Chambers and Partners, 2024, Data Protection & Information Law- UK-wide

  • "The teams are commercially aware and take the time to understand client structures and setups, which makes for a tailored client experience."

    Chambers and Partners, 2024, Data Protection & Information Law- UK-wide

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.