Asel Ibraimova is an associate with expertise in European data protection matters.

    Asel has worked in the healthcare industry and media industry, representing the interests of both data controllers and data processors. She has advised on methods of international transfer of personal data, on data protection issues related to the launch of websites, apps, mobile devices and online personalization services. She has negotiated data protection contracts with major online service providers, including cloud providers. Asel has drafted data protection policy documents for large organisations, templates of data protection clauses for procurement and employment purposes, technology contracts and strategic planning documents for legal teams in preparation for continuing changes in data protection law in Europe.

    Asel prepared data protection risk analysis for large organizations and presented at executive meetings. She has advised organizations on steps necessary for compliance with data protection legislation in the UK, Germany, Austria, France and Russia based on risk and categories of personal data involved.

    Asel has published articles in data protection both in English and Russian and spoke at a European Data Protection Forum in January 2016 on data breaches.

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    • Advising on the launch of an online personalization service for a major broadcasting organization, including conducting a privacy impact assessment, the legal effects of profiling, of the use of the services by children, and of the new data protection rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
    • Negotiating a data protection contract for sub-processing and international transfer of personal data with a major cloud services provider in the absence of “Safe Harbor”/Privacy Shield from October 2015 to August 2016 and processor to processor standard model clauses approved by the European Commission.
    • Auditing a multinational healthcare software company for data protection compliance and establishing a permanent group between HR, Information Security and Information Governance to ensure progress on compliance. This approach has been adopted by the organization throughout its European offices.
    • Updating and redrafting of an internal data protection guidelines for a major broadcasting organization, including creating flowcharts on how to deal with data breaches, who to contact when processing different categories of personal data for compliance with internal policies, FAQs on data protection, and quick guide on data protection.


    • University of Bern, Dr. iuris., summa cum laude
    • The University of Nottingham, LL.M.
    • American University of Central Asia, B.A., business administration, summa cum laude


    • England and Wales, 2012


    • English
    • Russian

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