Dr Mark Watts
Mark Watts is an IT specialist with over 20 year's experience. He advises companies on IT legal issues such as software development, system deployment, outsourcing, E-Commerce and data protection. Much of Mark's experience was gained in-house at IBM where he held various roles.
Mark has advised on many high-profile private and public sector outsourcing transactions. He advises companies deploying business critical IT platforms and applications, as well as advising on the creation of social networking websites, cloud computing, mobile apps and online trading websites. Mark has particular expertise in data protection; he was Global Privacy Counsel at IBM for many years. He advises many multinationals companies on general international data protection compliance issues, particularly on international data transfers matters, such as Binding Corporate Rules.
Mark has particular expertise in advising companies how to respond to data protection enforcement actions, including Monetary Penalty Notices.
Mark is on the correspondent panel of Computer Law & Security and is a member of the editorial board of Privacy & Data Protection.