Eleanor Ludlam
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Eleanor Ludlam

Eleanor Ludlam is a Partner specialising in cyber and data risk, with significant experience of acting for Insurers and Insureds operating in a range of sectors including banking, manufacturing, technology and media. Eleanor has a background in both commercial litigation and data protection which provides her with unique expertise when advising clients in relation to privacy litigation, cyber and data risk matters. 

Eleanor’s recent experience includes:

  • Advising a broker on a significant ransomware incident requiring regulatory and data subject notifications and successfully obtaining a High Court injunction against the threat actor (see Verlingue Limited v Persons Unknown [2022] EWHC 616 (QB));
  • Guiding a major motor industry company through a ransomware incident which required regulatory notification and takedown notices to be issued;
  • Advising c.30 companies in respect of alleged infringements of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (cookie complaints) and providing assistance to insurance industry investigations into such claims;
  • Advising a global beauty brand on a data risk incident, including guidance on the territorial scope of the GDPR, resulting in notifications across 25 European jurisdictions;
  • Advising a global PR company in relation to an ethical hack of over 460m individuals’ personal data;
  • Advising a global airline company in respect of a privacy claim arising out of an internal incident; and
  • Defending an IT company in relation to third party claims arising out of a ransomware incident and pursuing a recovery action in respect of the same.

Eleanor spent 15 months on secondment to the Global Privacy team of one of the world’s largest insurers. She has also spent 6 months on secondment to the Global Privacy team of a SaaS technology company.  Eleanor holds the IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe) (CIPP/E) qualification and a winner of the Most Inspiring Women in Cyber Awards 2021. 

Returners Issues

Eleanor is one of five Back to Law Ambassadors for the Law Society, assisting people who are returning to the law after a career break, whether through providing feedback on CVs, helping people prepare for interviews or more generally in building confidence in readiness for a return.  She regularly speaks at events on issues specific to people returning to careers in law, including challenging stereotypes and misperceptions. 

Endorsements 

‘Eleanor Ludlam is excellent and good tactically.’ - Legal 500 UK 2023 Edition, Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity

'Eleanor Ludlam excels in cyber and data risk matters and privacy litigation.' - Legal 500 UK 2023 Edition, Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity

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