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Data and Cyber

Our experienced global Data team advises on all aspects of data, including on privacy, “big data”, confidentiality, secrecy, IP rights, commercialisation, cyber and crisis response

Our Data and Cyber practice is over thirty years old and is one of the most sophisticated and experienced anywhere in the world. We have good relationships with policy makers, regulators, and industry bodies in Europe, the UK, Asia and the US, giving us unique insights into risks and opportunities.

We take a holistic approach to data – working on cutting edge data compliance, commercial and contentious mandates for leading global clients, often in highly regulated sectors. Our Data team’s unparalleled view across the multiplicity of issues affecting data allows us to give you pragmatic, risk-based advice. We are business enablers.

We also specialise in advising on cyber preparedness, response, remediation and investigation. While much of our best work never reaches the public domain, we have also advised on many high-profile cyber incidents that are in the public eye.

What Clients Say

Chambers Data Protection Europe-Wide 2024

"They are good on the technical detail. They understand the nuances, the complexities and the roadblocks and can find a way through the morass."

Chambers Privacy & Data Security USA 2024

"I'm very impressed with the teams knowledge and skill level."


TMT: Data Protection & Privacy (International Firms) client Greater China Region

"Linklaters' China team has good knowledge and experience... They are able to provide a holistic picture and in-depth updates."


Selected examples

  • Experian: advising on the ICO's investigation into its use of data for analytics and marketing and on its successful appeal against ICO action to the First-Tier (Information Rights) Tribunal.
  • Capita: advising  (as replacement counsel) on all aspects of its very high profile data incident.
  • Genomics England: advising on complex data privacy issues relating to the use of genomic data for research and related purposes.
  • a range of clients: advising on all aspects of their cyber preparedness, including risk assessments, policies and procedures, third party mitigations, Board briefings, war games and more.
  • a range of global clients: advising on the enhancement of their GDPR privacy compliance programmes to incorporate compliance obligations drawn from new digital regulation, and accommodate new US and Asian privacy legislation
  • Global regulated organisation: advising organisation on the response to the largescale compromise of commercially sensitive and personal information in over 140 countries (including on related injunctions and criminal proceedings)

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