Francesca Fellowes is a senior associate in the Intellectual Property & Technology team based in our Leeds office. She has a wealth of experience in advising on a wide spectrum of data privacy issues, including managing large-scale projects involving multiple data flows and advising on commercial arrangements involving complex issues of data ownership and use.
She is particularly experienced in managing cross-jurisdictional data privacy compliance projects for multinational clients, which deal with the compliance required throughout the client’s group, relating for example, to global HR databases, FCPA investigations and whistle-blowing hotlines.
Francesca provides clients with a full-range of data privacy advice services, including advice on how to comply with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR compliance audits, handling complaints from the Information Commissioner, responding to contentious data subject access requests, drafting Model Clauses, privacy policies and data sharing agreements and advising on monitoring and surveillance issues. She advises clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, pensions, retail and manufacturing, sport and leisure, direct marketing, credit reference and debt recovery agencies.
Francesca provides regular contributions to both internal and external publications, dealing with topical data privacy issues. Recent titles include “European Commission Finds Privacy Shield ‘Adequate’ But Uncertainty Remains”, “Brexit – What Next for Data Privacy in the UK?” and “Damages for Data Protection Breaches in the UK – Has the Court of Appeal Opened the Floodgates?”