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UK 2022
UK-wide Data Protection & Information Law
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Band 3

2 Ranked Lawyers

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For more information on the practice, please visit the practice's page at: https://www.sidley.com/en/services/privacy-and-cybersecurity 

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Data Protection & Information Law - UK-wide
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Up-to-the-minute command of data and information law in support of firm-wide specialisations in heavily regulated industries. Particularly deep expertise in the data protection requirements of clients in life sciences, healthcare and financial services. Notable involvement in matters concerning data transfers and the implications of GDPR. Often instructed on international data breach work.

Strengths

Commentators say: "They are true experts in their field, and put effort into ensuring their clients understand the rationale for their legal advice. Where they provide recommendations, they ensure clients are clear on how to operationalise the advice."

A source notes: "I am very impressed with the high level of client service and practicality of the advice I am given about thorny data privacy and cybersecurity issues."

Interviewees report: "The firm is very attentive to the clients."

Work highlights

Represented Apple in privacy and cybersecurity matters, including advising on international cybersecurity laws and data localisation policies.

Notable practitioners

William Long is a respected data protection and cybersecurity practitioner. He is well versed in compliance, processing, transfers and breaches.
"He is an extremely knowledgeable privacy professional with keen business acumen. He knows how to incorporate a business leader's risk tolerance into the overall legal assessment and provide solid, business-enabling advice." "He combines his great expertise with a very friendly approach in dealing with clients."

Francesca Blythe supports clients in diverse privacy matters. She has a broad client base, with particular knowledge of data relating to the healthcare and life sciences market.
"She has a good pulse as to what regulators are thinking, and provides solid advice supported by the requirements of the law and industry best practices." "She is extremely hard-working, diligent and detail-oriented. She anticipates client needs, is highly responsive and deeply knowledgeable about GDPR requirements."

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