Cyber Security & Data Protection Law


We are now living in a new world of technology and data. They are essential to both a business' operations and its success. However, as innovations move forward the challenges that these assets present will only increase. Our team of cyber security and data protection lawyers takes a pro-active approach to safeguarding your world.

Cyber attacks, special/sensitive data and data privacy regulations like GDPR are a worry for all businesses. The risk of financial loss and reputational damage is extremely real. We will work with you to both reduce any potential risks and manage them when they arise.

We have extensive experience advising national and international clients on their data protection, privacy and cyber security needs. Our team of legal professionals can help you strengthen your cyber security defences, protect your data and manage cyber breaches.

Expertise in Cyber Security and Data Protection Law

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Cyber security and data protection services

An experienced data protection and cyber security law firm

  • Online ticket company

    Advised on a security incident involving customer data. Provided counsel on the data breach and PCI compliance, as well as implementing a breach response plan. Notified and liaised with data protection authorities and customers on behalf of the client.

  • Financial institutions

    Advising international financial institutions in data breach crisis management and using new technologies. Advising on credit card operations, including cross-country reviews of consumer protection.

  • Housing associations

    Assisting with advice around data protection, the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations. Rolling out data protection compliance programs and training internal data protection advisors.

  • Loss of data

    Advising many companies on data breaches caused by loss or theft of physical records, incorrect security settings or admin errors.

  • Tech companies

    Acting for some of the largest global technology companies on specific privacy issues relating to their latest innovations and other aspects of data protection compliance, such as the international transfer of data.

  • Airlines and airports

    Advising a major airport on drafting agreements for IT procurement projects that were essential to the digital transformation of the business.

  • The international council of shopping centers

    Carrying out a data protection audit, as well as creating and updating data maps, privacy notices, policies and terms and conditions.

  • Retail and web-based companies

    Advising on remote data storage, privacy policies, information collection, employee data and anti-spam laws.

  • Health services provider

    Provided cyber breach coaching services and coordinated notifications after the client had experienced unauthorised access to their cloud storage system.

Expertise in the field

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In the UK, Gowling WLG was recognised as 'Firm of the Year (Outside London)' by the Legal 500 Awards in 2019 for Technology, Media and Telecoms. Our Canadian team were also recognised in 2019 by Chambers Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for their work in technology. The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 recognised the team for its work in technology law and privacy and data security law.

Our international team brings together specialists from a range of areas to provide an all-encompassing cyber security and data protection practice.

Our level of experience allows us to give advice that understands how data protection standards should differ across industries. Our cross-sector and cross-border work gives us knowledge with a high level of detail but a broad perspective.


Contact our International team

Our team of data protection lawyers spans across multiple jurisdictions. As information security and data privacy become more prevalent, your reputation and finances hang in the balance. Ensure you have practical and experienced counsel on hand to support you with your compliance and to guide you if the worst happens.

If you are seeking advice regarding data protection and cyber security, please do contact our team today.

Helen Davenport
Partner (UK)

Helen leads the firm's UK Data Privacy and Cyber Security team. Her particular areas of expertise are handling data loss and other cyber security incidents. She advises clients on data subject rights, including handling DSARs and data privacy litigation. Helen is also a highly experienced technology litigator and her practice also includes advising on disputes arising from contracts for IT systems and services and software licensing matters.

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Wendy Wagner
Partner (Canada)

Wendy leads the firm's Canadian Privacy & Data Protection Group. Her practice focuses on international trade law, as well as privacy, access to information and defamation law. In her privacy practice, Wendy advises companies on privacy compliance and data protection issues.

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Manuela Finger
Partner (Germany)

Manuela is an Intellectual Property (IP) partner specialising in soft IP, information technology and commercial matters. She advises clients on compliance and protection of personal data and data security. Manuela's work includes data protection audits, advising on security incidents and structuring of processing of data in multinational groups of companies.

Danhoé Reddy-Girard
Partner (France)

Danhoé's work focuses on banking & finance, real estate and compliance. In his compliance practice, he advises organisations on complying with the GDPR. He drafts contracts, policies, privacy notices, records of processing activities and audit reports.

Le Rong
Director (China)

Rong heads the non-contentious team in China. Her work includes advising European clients on acquiring Chinese companies, e-commerce and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts.

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