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Reed Smith LLP

Data Protection

2 ranked lawyersBand 4UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Wide-ranging specialist expertise with a particular emphasis on the energy, life sciences, entertainment and financial services industries. Recommended for its counsel on complex information law issues to clients with international requirements. Draws on longstanding technological expertise when advising on developing issues such as virtual reality privacy issues and the fintech market. Experienced in advising on cross-border data transfers.

Strengths

Sources report: "It's a really strong international firm with a wide set of expertise."

Work highlights

Assisted the European Gaming and Betting Association with drafting the provisions of an industry code covering data protection issues impacting the gambling industry, including around problem gamblers and addiction, VIPs and regulatory checks.

Notable practitioners

Cynthia O'Donoghue 's data protection expertise covers a range of sectors, including medical and life sciences mandates. She is highly regarded for her knowledge of multi-jurisdictional data compliance advice and understanding of cybersecurity.
"She is very knowledgeable, has a strong international practice and is good on international data transfer work."


Elle Todd is a skilled data protection adviser. She has niche expertise in the use of data in the media and communications industries.
"She is outstanding at helping us navigate through the challenges of Brexit.""She is very good in the areas of data and technology, as well as the intersection with gambling regulations."

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Data Protection & Information Law


Cynthia O'Donoghue
Band 2
Elle Todd
Band 4