partner in Bird & Bird's international data protection and India strategy groups
James is a partner in Bird & Bird's international data protection and India strategy groups and is based in London.
He advises on information law issues, including in the fields of data privacy, cyber risk and freedom of information and also handles complex technology, communications and outsourcing transactions for both customers and suppliers. Examples of his recent work include advising: a leading e-commerce site on the consequences of a cyber attack; a UK energy company on data issues arising from its smart meter role out; on multiple GDPR compliance programs; the UK water industry to the European Court of Justice on a data law issue; and a leading motor insurance company on supplier contract negotiations and data issues connected to its role out of a telematics system.
James has a particular interest in India having co-founded his previous firm’s India desk. He has assisted a number of Indian companies with their international operations.
James co-wrote ‘The Data Protection Act Explained’ (published in 3 editions between 1998 and 2001), is an editor of the magazine Data Protection Law & Policy and is a member of the panel of experts for the website DataGuidance. He regularly speaks at conferences around the world on data, cyber and technology law topics.