Stewart Room

Profession

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP

Biography

Stewart Room is Head of PwC Legal's Cyber Security and Data Protection practice. He was a partner in the Privacy and Information Law Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse. He is dual qualified as a barrister and a solicitor holding full Higher Court Rights of Audience, with over 18 yearsâ?? experience as a litigator and advocate. Stewart has considerable expertise and reputation in data protection and data security matters, He is ranked as a Leading Individual for data protection by Chambers UK. Legal 500 says that Stewartâ??s â??data protection and privacy prowess is recognised as being at the forefront of the fieldâ?.

Stewart specialises in the financial institutions, technology & communications, healthcare, media & entertainment, not-for-profit, public sector, retail and transport sectors.

In 2008 Stewart was named as the Financial Times Legal Innovator of the Year, for his work with IT FT Innovative Lawyers 2008 companies on Privacy Enhancing Technologies. He is also the Chairman of the National Association of Data Protection Officers and the founder of DPA Law, a leading free online resource on data protection. Stewart is the firmâ??s Data Protection Officer, his role entails ensuring that our data processing operations are conducted in accordance with the law.

Stewart has contributed to various publications and has written three books on information law, namely Data Protection and Compliance in Context (BCS, 2006), Email: Law, Practice and Compliance (Law Society, 2008) and Butterworths Data Security Law & Practice (Butterworths, 2009). He was also the legal expert on the Channel 4 Dispatches document â??The Data Theft Scandalâ??, which exposed security failings in the Indian call centre industry. Stewart is also a regular contributor to our Privacy & Information Law blog. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences on data protection and data security, including the British Bankers Association annual data protection conference, InfoSec and RSA Conference.

Lexis®PSL Intellectual Property/Information Technology

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Areas of Practice

IP & IT