Rosemary Jay

Rosemary Jay

Senior Consultant Attorney (Non-Firm)

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
England

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Profile

Rosemary’s practice focuses on EU and UK data protection issues.

Rosemary Jay is a senior consultant attorney at Hunton Andrews Kurth. She joined from Pinsent Masons LLP where she was head of the Information Law Practice. Prior to that she was the head of the Legal Office of the Data Protection Registrar (now the Information Commissioner) for 12 years. She has practiced in privacy law for nearly 25 years and is recognized as one of the top lawyers in the area of data protection in the UK, with Chambers and Partners recognizing her as a “Star Individual” in data protection in 2015. She advises on high-level privacy, data protection and confidentiality issues. Her practice covers all areas of information law. She has extensive experience advising on the UK Freedom of Information regime and also advises on interception, surveillance and monitoring under the Investigation of Regulatory Powers Act. Her clients include public bodies, multinationals and private organizations. She has advised non-EU states on the adoption and drafting of privacy laws.

Rosemary is author of Sweet & Maxwell’s Data Protection Law & Practice, a contributing editor to The White Book on data protection and an editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy. She has worked with the Council of Europe and the European Commission on privacy issues in Europe and the Commonwealth Secretariat in West Africa. Rosemary speaks frequently and is a regular contributor to journals, conferences and workshops, as well as participating on a number of advisory committees in the area of privacy and data protection. She has a particular interest in training and the development of effective training materials, and worked with the Scottish government to develop training materials on the introduction of access law in Scotland.

Relevant Experience

  • Carrying out numerous compliance reviews and programs for a wide range of clients, including major insurance companies, sporting bodies and construction businesses
  • Advising major multi-nationals on data transfer outside the EEA
  • Conducting international privacy compliance exercises for global clients
  • Drafting privacy laws and instruments for non-EU jurisdictions
  • Advising on and handling major data breach incidents

Bar Admissions

    Education

    BA, University of Hull, 1972
    Areas of Practice

    Cloud Computing | Cybersecurity Incidents | Data Breach | European Data Protection and Privacy | Global Privacy and Cybersecurity | Privacy and Cybersecurity | Privacy and Data Security

    Professional Career

    Significant Accomplishments

    • Carrying out numerous compliance reviews and programs for a wide range of clients, including major insurance companies, sporting bodies and construction businesses
    • Advising major multi-nationals on data transfer outside the EEA
    • Conducting international privacy compliance exercises for global clients
    • Drafting privacy laws and instruments for non-EU jurisdictions
    • Advising on and handling major data breach incidents


    Professional Associations

    • Member, Examination Committee of the ISEB/BCS Data Protection Certificate Board
    • Member, Advisory Council of JUSTICE
    • Member, Law Society of England and Wales

    Professional Activities and Experience

    • Leader in the Field, Data Protection, UK-wide, Senior Statesmen, 2016, Star Individual, 2015, Band 1, 2011-2014
    • Recognized as one of the world’s leading practitioners of The International Who’s Who of Information Technology Lawyers, 2013-2016
    • Selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, Information Technology Law - Data Protection, Privacy & Data Protection Law, 2014
    • Fellow of the British Computer Society

    Articles

    • Data Breach Resource Center
    • Data Protection: Making the ‘One Stop Shop’ Work, Society for Computers and Law Magazine
    • Cracking the Code, Society for Computers and Law
    • Data Protection & Privacy 2015, United Kingdom, Getting the Deal Through
    • Virtual Round Table - Cyber Security 2014, Corporate LiveWire
    • Challenging Inter-state Breaches of Privacy, Lexis®PSL IP & IT
    • Data Protection & Privacy 2016, United Kingdom, Getting the Deal Through
    • Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation: A Companion to Data Protection Law and Practice 
    • Data Protection & Privacy 2016, Introduction, Getting the Deal Through
    • Data Protection & Privacy 2016, EU Overview, Getting the Deal Through
    • Data Protection & Privacy 2013, Getting the Deal Through
    • Whither EU data protection reform? The current position and outlook, Practical Law UK
    • The Proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation: A guide for in-house lawyers