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Dan Whitehead

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Dan is an associate in the data protection and privacy team. He has experience in advising a range of clients, from SMEs to multinational corporations, on the implications of both existing data protection legislation and the GDPR.

Before becoming a solicitor, Dan completed a Masters’ degree in Computer Science from the University of York and holds a lifelong enthusiasm for technology. He has notable experience of working in the IT industry having spent over four years working for two separate international software companies as a trainee solicitor and then in-house counsel. Prior to joining Kemp Little, Dan was an associate in the commercial technology team at DWF LLP. This accrued set of knowledge and skills allows Dan to advise clients on the implementation of practical technology-driven solutions to achieve compliance with data privacy laws.

In 2016 he spent nine months on secondment at a global investment bank in the role of privacy counsel, during which he assisted the bank in the initial stages of their GDPR compliance project. This includes producing a guidance note on integrating the principles of privacy by design into the bank’s processes and advising the project manager responsible for implementing privacy compliance across the bank’s global IT infrastructure.

Dan has experience of advising clients on: the negotiation of complex technology contracts which rely heavily on the use of personal data, obtaining consent from consumers for direct marketing purposes, drafting privacy policies, handling data subject access requests, advising on data breaches and analysing how an organisation utilises personal data in the course of its business.

Representative work:

  • Acted on a personal data breach involving a FTSE 100 company.
  • Advised an international pharmaceutical company on an organisation-wide data protection audit and compliance project.
  • Seconded to a global investment bank for nine months in the role of privacy counsel.
  • Drafted a set of GDPR compliant data protection clauses for a major estate agency that were to be utilised in all of their commercial contracts.
  • Advised a utility company on cleaning up their marketing lists and obtaining consent from consumers for direct marketing purposes.
  • Negotiated a major data analytics contract for a UK-based financial institution.
  • Drafted a GDPR compliant data sharing agreement for a major supermarket.