Ashurst further expands footprint in digital economy with leading data protection partner hire
11 August 2021
11 August 2021
Joining from DAC Beachcroft, where she headed up the firm's Information Law team, Rhiannon is a leading practitioner in the market. Specialising in data protection law both in the UK and on international projects, with a focus on the financial services sector, Rhiannon advises on all forms of data protection compliance and data security breach management. In particular, Rhiannon's extensive experience in advising on the data and privacy aspects of new digital offerings and technologies complements and builds on the distinguished reputation of Ashurst's global Digital Economy practice.
"Rhiannon's skill-set fits perfectly with our brilliant Digital Economy practice, in what is a key area of strategic focus for Ashurst. Her arrival enables us to offer even greater depth of expertise to clients looking to leverage the value of data to augment existing businesses or to pivot as part of their digital transformation journey", said Jason Radford, Global Co-Head of Corporate. Jason added that Rhiannon's expertise will make a valuable contribution to the firm's data and information practice. "Rhiannon is a fantastic addition to our team. With the shift to a digital economy, data and cyber security are a top priority for all clients across all industries and renowned specialists like Rhiannon will help us to capitalise even further in supporting our clients' strategic ambitions which lie ahead," he said.
Nick Elverston, Global Co-head of Digital Economy said "Data is at the heart of so much of the digital economy. Its commercial importance combined with increased regulatory requirements and scrutiny laws means data protection and cyber resilience are now board level issues. Data now also forms a key asset class in most of our major corporate and commercial transactions. Rhiannon's addition to our team bolsters our ability to advise clients in the throes of digital transformation". He added: "Clients rightly expect up to the minute, innovative advice from their legal advisors. We are thrilled Rhiannon is joining us, her experience and approach to advising on data law and regulation delivers on this, tying in perfectly with our global digital economy offering."
Rhiannon commented: "Data is a central pillar to digital transformation. Ashurst's exceptional market position in this space is the right global platform to support clients navigating both the challenges and opportunities data presents, as they look to deliver their digital strategies. I am really looking forward to working with the team here in London and globally to continue to grow the data and cyber brand. Ashurst has a great reputation for innovation at the forefront of the industry and with so many novel issues facing businesses around how best to manage and use their data, it is a very exciting time to be joining the Ashurst team."