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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Data Protection & Information Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Outstanding depth of expertise in the full range of data protection and information law concerns, including advice on the implications of new domestic and international regulatory frameworks. Regularly instructed by clients to handle BCR applications as well as crisis management in the event of data and cybersecurity breaches. Extensive client base includes financial institutions and private companies.

Strengths

Clients say that the team is "very well structured and reliable."

Sources say: "They provide sophisticated advice, packaging information from multiple jurisdictions in a standardised and crisp format which is ready to be used."

"What we get is a combination of them being very close to the regulatory pulse to help you get ahead of issues as well as a pretty good view of what other companies are doing, ensuring we have a consistent approach," reports another source.

Work highlights

Advised Yahoo! on all issues arising from a cybersecurity attack that compromised approximately 3.5 billion user accounts.

Notable practitioners

Bridget Treacy 's data protection clients include some of the most well-recognised global companies. She is a standout adviser on all aspects of domestic and international regulations and she is regularly called upon to assist with transfer of data across jurisdictions.
"She is excellent. She is unflappable and gives sound advice in a very measured way."

Rosemary Jay is a longstanding data protection specialist and a senior consultant attorney at the firm. Clients and fellow practitioners turn to her for advice on the market as a widely published author on the subject of data protection.
"She wrote the bible on data protection in the UK." "She is just excellent. She always gives incisive comments."

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Data Protection & Information Law


Bridget C Treacy
Band 1
Rosemary Jay
Senior Statespeople