Wayne Cleghorn

Consultant Solicitor

Information Technology

Wayne Cleghorn is a commercial, information technology and data protection lawyer with over 17 years of experience helping businesses and organisations to successfully resolve the commercial contracts, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution aspects of new technologies and data. He has worked in private practice and in global companies in a wide range of industries and sectors. He engages effectively with clients, identifies the key issues, gives practical advice, offers unique expertise and provides trusted advisor insights.

Wayne is a highly experienced data protection, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), global privacy, information management and cybersecurity specialist. He has been a Data Protection Officer and Chief Privacy Counsel for several organisations. He is particularly known for establishing and maturing data protection compliance programmes, planning for and responding to data breaches and cybersecurity incidents, international technology projects (fintech, artificial intelligence and internet of things) and technology contract negotiations. His knowledge of UK, EU, US and global data protection laws allows him to find elegant and effective solutions for multi-country data protection and privacy issues and challenges.

He has recently advised on the data protection impacts of Brexit, completed Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) on a range of new and emerging technologies, liaised with regulators and advised on the technology and data impacts of Coronavirus Covid-19.

Wayne has several certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), specifically, FIP(Fellow), CIPP/E, CIPP/US and CIPT. He is a Professional Member (MBCS) of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and holds the ISEB Certificate in Data Protection. He also has certifications for the EU’s GDPR and other emerging data protection and data security laws.

SPECIALISM: Information Technology | Data Protection & Information Law | Commercial | Outsourcing & Procurement | Advertising & Marketing

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