Farrer & Co LLP

Data Protection & Information Law Department

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What the team is known for Experienced team of information law experts handling data protection matters for a range of clients, including compliance projects for the transfer of data domestically and within the EU. Particularly active in sports, media, higher education and the third sector. Expertise includes advising public authorities on ICO proceedings and handling data protection issues arising from child safeguarding matters. Demonstrates strong capabilities in cybersecurity matters.

Strengths A source says: "They have an excellent reputation in charity law as well as in GDPR matters."

Clients appreciate the lawyers' "good advice that you can act on promptly."

Sources say: "They know the ins and outs of law like the back of their hand."

Work highlights Advised the Telegraph Media Group on a range of data matters and subject access requests.

Notable practitioners

Henry Sainty
's data protection knowledge spans the media, retail and education sectors. He impresses clients with his knowledge of GDPR and information law, and he is especially regarded for his ability to handle sensitive data.
"He is brilliant and very pragmatic." "He understands the full context around my legal questions, and we were able to have very practical and real dialogues."

Clients turn to
Ian De Freitas
for his ability to advise on PECR and GDPR. His broad privacy practice also sees him support clients with freedom of information requests and other rights relating to the use of data.
"He is a very capable guy; very pragmatic, knows his stuff and has sound judgement."