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Bridget Treacy

Bridget Treacy

Partner

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
England

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Profile

Bridget leads the UK Privacy and Cybersecurity practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth.

Her practice focuses on all aspects of privacy, data protection, information governance and e-commerce issues for multinational companies across a broad range of industry sectors. Bridget's background in complex technology transactions (including wide-ranging experience of advising on sourcing agreements, strategic alliances and other collaborative arrangements with a technology focus) enable her to advise on the specific data protection and information governance issues that occur in a commercial context. Bridget is the editor of the specialist privacy journal "Privacy and Data Protection", and has contributed to a number of published texts. According to Chambers UK, "She is stellar, one of the leading thinkers on data protection, providing practical solutions to thorny legal issues."

In January 2011, Bridget was named as London Office Managing Partner.

Relevant Experience

  • Advised numerous clients on strategies for cross border data transfers, using Model Clauses, Safe Harbor and Binding Corporate Rules.
  • Advised clients on the EU data protection implications of cloud-based data processing.
  • Counseled clients on EU data breach notification requirements, including negotiations with regulators and responses to enforcement proceedings.
  • Advised clients on the creation of innovative databases in a privacy compliant manner.
  • Advised clients on the structure and implementation of privacy programs.
  • Conducted privacy assessments of the online information practices of numerous multinational companies including in the media, financial services, retail and technology sectors.
  • Prepared privacy policies and standards, across a wide-range of industry sectors.
  • Advised an investment bank on the outsource of aspects of its back office functions to India.
  • Advised an investment bank on pan-European arrangements for the outsourcing of its facilities management requirements.
  • Advised several insurers and reinsurers on the implications of the EU data protection regime on the underwriting and claims handling process.
  • Advised a media business on the provision of video-on-demand services, including content-licensing issues.

Bar Admissions

    Education

    BCom, LLB (Hons), University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 1990
    Areas of Practice
    Professional Career

    Significant Accomplishments

    • Advised numerous clients on strategies for cross border data transfers, using Model Clauses, Safe Harbor and Binding Corporate Rules.
    • Advised clients on the EU data protection implications of cloud-based data processing.
    • Counseled clients on EU data breach notification requirements, including negotiations with regulators and responses to enforcement proceedings.
    • Advised clients on the creation of innovative databases in a privacy compliant manner.
    • Advised clients on the structure and implementation of privacy programs.
    • Conducted privacy assessments of the online information practices of numerous multinational companies including in the media, financial services, retail and technology sectors.
    • Prepared privacy policies and standards, across a wide-range of industry sectors.
    • Advised an investment bank on the outsource of aspects of its back office functions to India.
    • Advised an investment bank on pan-European arrangements for the outsourcing of its facilities management requirements.
    • Advised several insurers and reinsurers on the implications of the EU data protection regime on the underwriting and claims handling process.
    • Advised a media business on the provision of video-on-demand services, including content-licensing issues.


    Professional Associations

    • Member, European Advisory Board, International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Member, Society for Computers and Law
    • Member, Women in Banking and Finance

    Professional Activities and Experience

    • Leader in the Field, Data Protection, UK-wide, Star Individual, 2012-2015, Band 1, 2009-2011, Chambers UK: Guide to the UK Legal Profession
    • 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

    Articles

    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection journal, Volume 9, Issue 6
    • Chapter 1, Data Protection – a Key Business Risk, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2014, First Edition
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 13, Issue 5
    • How safe is the U.S-EU safe harbour?, Thomson Reuters
    • Data security comes under the spotlight, Complinet.com
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 10, Issue 8
    • How to manage the risks of data breach by outsourcing vendors, Thomson Reuters
    • FSA ordered to make disclosures under Freedom of Information Act, Complinet.com
    • US e-discovery obligations v EU data protection laws: a conundrum for businesses, Complinet.com
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 16, Issue 2
    • Increased liability for service providers under proposed data protection law, Thomson Reuters Compliance Complete
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 14, Issue 6
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 15, Issue 8
    • The ‘Internet of Things’ — already in a home near you?, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 14, Issue 2
    • Data security obligations: enforcement by the French, German and UK data protection authorities, Complinet.com
    • Promusicae case: forcing ISPs to disclose personal data, Data Protection Law & Policy
    • An Introduction to Data Protection (Chapter 1) and Data Breaches: Managing the Inevitable, (Chapter 4), in Data Protection for Financial Firms: A Practical Guide to Managing Privacy and Information Risk
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 10, Issue 3
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 9, Issue 2
    • Local solutions to data breach notification issues, Data Protection Law & Policy
    • Preparing for Change: Europe’s Data Protection Reforms Now a Reality , The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2016, 3rd Edition
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 14, Issue 2
    • Working Party confirms 'controller' and 'processor' distinction, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 10, Issue 5
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 11, Issue 5
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 10, Issue 6
    • Data clouds on the horizon, Financial Times
    • Scrapping Safe Harbor - European scare mongering or a real possibility, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 15, Issue 1
    • Purpose limitation — clarity at last?, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 13, Issue 6
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 9, Issue 8
    • The Data Sharing Review - Raising the spectre of tougher enforcement in the UK, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 8, Issue 8
    • Working in the Future: Privacy, Data and Workforce Analytics, The Economist
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 14, Issue 1
    • Opinion: EU needs to seize the day with fit-for-purpose privacy laws, The Lawyer
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 10, Issue 4
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 14, Issue 4
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 15, Issue 1
    • Data Protection & Privacy 2017, United Kingdom, Getting the Deal Through
    • FSA berates compliance officers in crackdown on data security breaches, Complinet.com
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 13, Issue 7
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 16, Issue 6
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 15, Issue 6
    • Chapter 32, United Kingdom, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2015, 2nd Edition
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 11, Issue 4
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 16, Issue 8
    • All Change For European Data Protection Law, Corporate LiveWire
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 13, Issue 8
    • Energy Meter Data and EU Privacy Laws - A Road Map, Metering International, Issue 4
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 15, Issue 5
    • Under the spotlight: police retention of conviction data, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 10, Issue 3
    • United Kingdom, The International Comparitive Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2016, 3rd Edition
    • Annual Review: Data Protection & Privacy Laws, United Kingdom, Financier Worldwide
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 15, Issue 7
    • Commissioner's evidence to the House of Commons — analysis, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 12, Issue 1
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 14, Issue 3
    • Cross Device Profiling — Ensuring Compliance, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 15, Issue 6
    • Data protection and home working: hidden risks for employers, Complinet.com
    • Chapter 1: All Change for Data Protection: The European Data Protection Regulation, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2017, 4th Edition
    • Data breach at HMRC: implications for the private sector, Complinet.com
    • Information security and lessons from HMRC - an overview of the Poynter and IPCC reports, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 8, Issue 7
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 10, Issue 7
    • The Proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation: A guide for in-house lawyers
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 14, Issue 7
    • The Demise of the US-EU Safe Harbor, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1
    • Chapter 1, Legislative Change: Assessing the European Commission’s Proposal for a Data Protection Regulation, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2015, 2nd Edition
    • Lessons from SWIFT: the 'controller' v 'processor' dilemma, Complinet.com
    • Employee dismissal for computer misuse: obtaining the evidence, Privacy Laws & Business, Issue 46
    • Outsourcing to the cloud: data security and privacy risks, Financier Worldwide
    • Chapter 29, United Kingdom, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2014, First Edition
    • Tougher Enforcement for Data Breaches, Complinet.com
    • Cloud computing - data protection concerns unwrapped, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1
    • Privacy, Security Issues Raised by Cloud Computing, BNA Privacy & Security Law Report, Vol. 8, No. 10
    • Navigating the data breach minefield: strategies, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 15, Issue 2
    • Expert Comment, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 16, Issue 7
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 10, Issue 5
    • Data protection in corporate transactions: key issues, Data Protection Law & Policy
    • Challenging times ahead for data processors, Data Protection Ireland, Volume 5, Issue 5
    • Anti-bribery law - reconciling the Act with data protection, Compliance & Risk Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 11, Issue 3
    • Challenging times ahead for data processors, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 12, Issue 7
    • A Privacy Law for China, Complinet.com
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4
    • The Data Protection Act - Ensuring Compliance, Lawyer Monthly
    • Editorial, Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3
    • Privacy and Data Security Risks in Cloud Computing, BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report
    • Cybersecurity and Data Breach, Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Data Security Portfolio Series
    • Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, E-Commerce Law Reports, volume 15 Issue 5

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