George Wheeler-Carmichael specialises in technology-related commercial matters and data protection, and is a consultant working with the firm’s Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets team in London. He has spent the past decade working as in-house general counsel at an IT services, cloud and digital solutions provider. Before that, he spent several years as a partner in London law firms.
George has been involved in helping senior leadership teams and business owners with the challenges of information governance and compliance with data protection law, especially since the arrival of the GDPR in 2018. He frequently works with information security specialists and has played a role in a number of GDPR and UK GDPR compliance exercises and ISO27001 implementations, seeking to make optimal use of tools available in systems to help the governance, risk and compliance functions of the business.
Much of George’s work also consists of drafting and negotiating a wide range of technology contracts, from outsourcings and agreements for cloud services, to smaller software agreements.