Partner - Data Protection and Cyber Security, DWF Law LLP
Stewart is a data protection, privacy and cyber security expert, covering all aspects of strategy, law and compliance. A dual qualified barrister and solicitor with nearly 30 years' experience, since 2001 he has practised exclusively in these fields, operating as a lawyer, management consultant and risk professional. He is the Global Data Protection and Cyber Security Leader at DWF, the LSE-listed global legal business. Before that he was the Global Leader of the Data Protection and Cyber Security Legal Services business in a Big 4 accountancy firm, as well as the Joint Global Leader of its Data Protection business. He is recognised by the legal directories as one of the country’s leading lawyers in these areas, having acted in many high-profile cases and written or co-authored a number of influential textbooks. In 2017 he was invited to give evidence to Parliament on the impact of the EU data protection regime on Brexit. He is also a past winner of the Financial Times Legal Innovator of the Year award, co-founder of The Cyber Security Challenge UK and President of the National Association of Data Protection Officers.
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