Asel Ibraimova is an associate with expertise in European data protection matters. She is qualified as a Certified Privacy Professional/Europe.

    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 based on risk and categories of personal data involved. In the last two years, Asel has advised on GDPR compliance to multinational companies in the following industries: ad tech, financial services, retail, online social gaming, and manufacturing.

    Asel has published articles on data protection both in English and Russian and is a regular speaker at data protection events.

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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.
    • Auditing a multinational healthcare software company for data protection compliance and establishing a permanent stakeholder group of HR, Information Security and Information Governance to ensure regular check on compliance.
    • Updating and redrafting of 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 a 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
    • Kyrgyz

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