Jonathan McDonald, Partner
Jonathan is a commercial lawyer and leads the Data Protection and Privacy practice group at Charles Russell Speechlys.
SummaryJonathan is a commercial lawyer and leads the Data Protection and Privacy practice group at Charles Russell Speechlys. He advises clients across a broad range of sectors (including retail, technology, sport, financial services, advertising and pharma) on all issues relating to data protection and privacy. This includes advising in relation to, amongst other areas, complex commercial transactions with a data or technology element, managing compliance projects in the UK and internationally, cross border and domestic data transfers, preparing for and dealing with data security breaches and data subjects exercising their rights.
Jonathan is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advising businesses, ranging from multinationals to growth companies, on their data protection compliance programmes (including in relation to the new General Data Protection Regulation)
- Advising on cross border and domestic data transfers, including advising on the risks faced by businesses transferring personal data to the US in the wake of the CJEU’s annulment of Safe Harbor
- Advising businesses on preparing for and dealing with data security breaches
- Advising businesses on their policies and practices regarding data subject access requests and other third party requests for access to personal data
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