Data, Privacy and Cyber in Technology

The combined skills of our technology and data, privacy and cyber practices means we are uniquely placed to advise on both legal and practical challenges. With strong links with the ICO and extensive expertise in the sector, we are able to provide pragmatic advice in this fast-moving sector.


Maximising the use of data has never been more critical to the success of an organisation. However, misuse of data, even if unintended, has the power to turn success into catastrophe overnight.

The value of data, and strong data protection compliance, is reflected in the constantly evolving regulatory regime which shows no sign of slowing down. In a post-Brexit world, the UK often aims to position itself as a global leader in this arena.

Our extensive expertise in the technology sector means that our lawyers can advise you in the context of an industry with its own unique and fast-moving challenges. Our strong links with the ICO result in us closely following developments in law and guidance, so we are well-positioned to advise on the evolving regulatory landscape as it affects our clients.

We have vast experience handling a range of queries of all sizes. From the very small, where all it takes is a quick call to us, to the major strategic matters involving data and privacy advice being obtained and distilled globally.

Our experts regularly advise clients on data protection issues commonly arising in the context of technology projects. This includes the use of wearables, IoT, data analytics, Blockchain and other DLTs, augmented/virtual reality, cloud hosting, overseas transfers, use of sub-processors, data processing clauses, data sharing agreements, risk assessments, and managing contractual liability for data protection breaches. Our cyber and data risk team also regularly advises technology sector clients following security breaches such as ransomware attacks.

Featured experience

  • Advising a global health tech company using AI to improve patient health outcomes on their entry into the UK market and establishment of a worldwide performance benchmarking programme
  • Advising a leading chain of private fitness and leisure clubs in relation to data protection considerations arising from the launch of a member app
  • Supporting an international FinTech supplier in relation to various data protection issues, including overseas transfers, liability for data protection breaches and obtaining consent for direct marketing contents
  • Advising a data science accreditation provider on its data protection strategy including for data transfers post-Schrems II

What our clients say

  • Sophie Devlin is recognised in Chambers UK 2023 Edition for her reputable information law practice, and is described as "an outstanding individual who is able to provide a good breadth of support. She is very calm and provides sound guidance on contentious issues."

    Chambers & Partners UK 2023, Data Protection & Information Law

  • Co-practice head Jade Kowalski is especially sought after by clients in the insurance, financial services and tech sectors to advise on data transfers. Co-practice head Hans Allnutt is an expert in cybersecurity matters, ransomware attacks and litigation.

    Legal 500 UK 2023 Edition, Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity

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