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Francesca Blythe

London, UK UK Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Data Protection & Information Law
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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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Francesca Blythe provides practical advice to a wide range of international clients on EU privacy issues in both a regulatory and transactional context. She also has significant experience in assisting clients with preparing for, and responding to cybersecurity incidents. Francesca works with clients in a variety of industries, particularly life sciences, financial services, and retail.

Career

Francesca was previously in-house counsel at the largest international health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe. Whilst there, she regularly gave advice on compliance and strategies relating to data protection laws, including subject access requests, privacy impact assessments, direct marketing campaigns, biometrics and employee monitoring. She also assisted in the planning and delivery of a UK-wide privacy audit and managed a global privacy compliance project.

Professional Memberships

Her memberships include: Women in Privacy, an international networking group for women data protection and privacy professionals and IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals).

Publications

Her publications include:

“Evaluating Privacy and Cybersecurity Risks in Emerging Technology Transactions: Artificial Intelligence and EdTech,” co-authored with Sujit Raman, Sharon R. Flanagan, and Michael R. Roberts, Cybersecurity Law Report, August 4, 2021

“Complying With New EU Data Transfer Contractual Obligations,” co-authored with William Long, Law360, June 16, 2021

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Francesca Blythe

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