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Privacy and Data Protection Group Committee

Marta Dunphy-Moriel, EU and UK Privacy Lawyer

Multilingual international privacy lawyer and DPO, Marta specialises in all areas of data protection and privacy. Her deep sector knowledge and a decade of international experience allows Marta to work with pan-European and global businesses to achieve compliance. Her interests include AI and privacy issues in the health and health-tech sectors as well as in media and travel.

Marta regularly contributes to professional publications on a variety of privacy and data protection topics, including AI, health and health-tech, children protection, cybersecurity, travel, etc. She is also a regular speaker at sector specialist events as well as client and SCL events. Marta is bilingual in English and Spanish as well as fluent in French.

Karishma Brahmbhatt
, Counsel, Allen & Overy LLP

Karishma is Counsel in Allen & Overy’s London office who specialises in all aspects of technology, data protection and privacy law. She advises a broad range of clients on a variety of data protection and commercial contracts matters, including data compliance projects, digital transformation, data strategy, data ethics, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, FinTech, social listening, and privacy issues in ad-tech.

Tim Pitt-Payne KC, 11KBW

Timothy's information law practice involves litigation and advisory work in data protection, freedom of information, access to environmental information, RIPA, human rights issues, privacy, and breach of confidence. Hisclients include commercial organisations, the Information Commissioner, numerous regulators, NHS bodies, local authorities, Universities, and private individuals. He has extensive advocacy experience in information law, at all levels from the First-tier Tribunal to the Supreme Court. 

Hazel Grant
, Partner, Head of Privacy, Security & Privacy, Fieldfisher

Hazel is head of the privacy and information group at Fieldfisher, specialising in data protection and information law. Her clients come from within the UK government, health and charitable sectors, and also include professional services firms and IT service providers. She particularly enjoys advising on pragmatic solutions and helping clients succeed in their projects.

John Cush,
Senior Legal Counsel, Direct Line Insurance Group plc

Commercial lawyer with 15+ years experience, qualified as a solicitor in Scotland, England and Wales, and Ireland.

Anita Bapat, Partner, Harbottle & Lewis

Anita Bapat advises a diverse range of clients on all aspects of data protection and privacy compliance. Anita’s practice focusses purely on data protection and privacy matters, advising a diverse range of clients on all aspects of data protection compliance across all sectors and industries. This ranges from GDPR compliance, information governance and marketing rules to ecommerce and data monetisation.
Anita also has significant experience working on data breaches and regulatory investigations as well as advising on freedom of information and interception rules. She has extensive technical knowledge of data protection law from a previous role as a government lawyer.Anita is a Data Protection & Privacy Partner at Deloitte LLP specialising in data protection and privacy law. She advises a broad range of clients on general UK and European data protection compliance across a range of sectors. She has significant experience in HR and customer data issues, international data transfers, privacy impact assessments and management of data breaches.

James Evans
, Assistant General Counsel, Privacy, Verizon Media

James is a Senior in-house counsel & privacy professional with expertise in media, entertainment, advertising and technology. He has extensive experience advising businesses on complex commercial contracts, strategic partnerships, GDPR compliance programmes, digital advertising campaigns, programmatic advertising platforms, content creation and licensing, intellectual property and product development. 

Johanna Pimentel-Sanchez
, Global head of privacy, Chanel

Johanna is a focused and driven multilingual regulatory expert with great experience in Information Law and Communications Law . She has substantial experience both in-house and in the public sector and is experienced in advocacy and government liaison/relations.

Kirsten Whitfield, Director, Fieldfisher

Kirsten is a Director in Fieldfisher's Privacy, Security and Information Law team. She advises on a broad range of privacy areas including GDPR readiness processor contracts, audits and compliance, data protection impact assessments, personal data sharing arrangements, BCRs and other international transfer mechanisms as well as direct marketing law compliance. 

Joanna De Fonseka, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie LLP

Joanna is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Technology team, specialising in data protection. She advises clients in a wide range of industries on privacy matters, including audits and compliance projects, data sharing and data processing arrangements, direct marketing and online advertising, data breach handling, and strategic product advice.

Melina Zacharopoulou, Data Protection Associate Counsel, Turner Broadcasting (Warner Media Group)

Melina is a data protection in-house associate counsel with expertise in media, entertainment and advertising. At Turner she has worked on the implementation of the GDPR compliance programme and she regularly advises the various business units on a wide range of privacy matters, including data processing agreements, privacy impact assessments, digital advertising, adtech platforms, marketing, data subjects' rights, privacy policies and children data. 

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