Jonathan Bowker advises on the development and implementation of data strategy for more intelligent and secure use of data. As a consultant in our Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice, he is a specialist in the converging areas of technology, data and privacy. Jonathan has detailed experience and expertise in the benefits new technologies can deliver for data privacy, cybersecurity and digital operations.


Jonathan is an expert on technology-enabled privacy programmes. Established and emerging companies seek his support for continuously improving cybersecurity and data privacy operations. As one of 14 legal technologists accredited by the Law Society of Scotland, he advises businesses on data mapping, minimisation, pseudonymisation and privacy-enhancing technologies. He helps senior management prepare for new market entry and create new products and services with data privacy by design.

Jonathan acts as a translator between legal and technology functions to enable secure and innovative data usage to align with business objectives and regulations. Over the past decade, he has enabled senior leaders to identify and manage potentially dangerous data movements with new technologies and techniques.

In addition to his consulting service, Jonathan is an entrepreneur, having co-developed an advanced analytics framework and application packaging toolkit, and he co-founded a data solutions company, Advanced Analytica.

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  • Advising a multinational mobile commerce company with a controller-requested data protection assessment. Implementation of a data mapping and document management system, and privacy policies and control procedures for data minimisation, pseudonymisation and cryptography.
  • Advising a global bank in Saudi Arabia on text mining and e-discovery strategy for large-volume contract analysis and remediation projects.
  • Advising on data security and due diligence for private equity transactions.
  • Advising on the development and use of new technology for expert systems to provide knowledge on-demand and assist with the automation of privacy and cybersecurity programmes and delivery of legal services.
  • Advising on natural language processing and AI-assisted models for text extraction, custom entity recognition and search technologies.


  • Law Society of Scotland, Legal Technologist, 2022

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