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Priya Thapar believes that data fuels innovation and is the most valuable asset to businesses

Priya Thapar

Associate

We live in a world where almost everything around us is fuelled by data. Whether it is our home security system, mobile apps, or our business’s HR system, all the technologies around us continuously process personal data to operate and create a functional tech world that surrounds us.

Priya is passionate about helping businesses in finding pragmatic and cost-effective solutions to the privacy-related compliance challenges faced at an operational level. Priya understands that achieving compliance with data protection and privacy law can be a bit tricky for businesses of all sizes and has key expertise in advising on cross-border data transfers, data breaches, and designing compliance projects. Priya aims to help businesses leverage the use of personal data to optimise efficiency and reach their goals but in a manner that promotes a culture of privacy.

Priya is a dual qualified lawyer with nearly 10 years of experience gained through working with City based firms. She advises clients on a wide range of issues related to privacy and data protection across sectors ranging from healthcare, retail, construction, education and IT. Priya regularly advises clients on the following kinds of projects:

  • Conducting privacy audits for clients, including a number in the charity sector, public listed companies and SMEs, and also drafting policies and procedures.  Advice post-audit sees Priya creating organisations’ blueprint frameworks for compliance with Data Privacy Law.
  • Advising clients on complicated issues arising out of breach of data protection and reporting requirements under the Data Protection Law.
  • Drafting standard contractual clauses and advising an international group specialising in engineering, architecture, planning, environmental consulting, project and construction management and facilities management on the most appropriate technical and organisational safeguards that are suitable for their businesses.
  • Advised one of the largest family-owned construction, property services and development companies in the UK on their Data Protection Impact Assessments for use of technology using biometric data.
  • Advising a diplomatic mission on Data Privacy Compliance and advising on provisions within commercial contracts.
  • Advising business clients, including a number in the education sector, on dealing with difficult Subject Access Requests and reporting breaches to ICO.
  • Assisting international clients on complex Data Mapping Exercises for international data transfers.
  • Advising clients on compliance with PECR.




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