Malcolm Dowden is a partner in the firm’s Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice. Malcolm has more than 25 years’ experience advising UK and international clients on a wide range of technology, data protection, privacy and electronic communications issues.
Malcolm has a particular focus on planning and implementing cross-border data and privacy law compliance strategies. His experience covers EU GDPR, UK GDPR and (through liaison with local counsel) Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Singapore, Kenya, South Africa and India. He also regularly advises businesses and government bodies on the contractual, technical and organisational measures required to support international transfers of personal data following the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling in Schrems II.
Internationally, Malcolm has designed and presented data protection and privacy law workshops for clients operating in Southeast Asia, the GCC region and Africa. His data protection and privacy compliance courses have been accredited by bodies including the Singapore Institute for Legal Education (SILE) and the Bar Councils of Hong Kong and Malaysia. Sessions conducted in the US for the Association of Corporate Counsel have focused on the interaction of GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA and recently enacted US state laws, including Virginia and Colorado.