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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Paula Barrett

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Brexit Law  and the legal implications for businessesPaula is the international head of our privacy and information law group and also leads on our international e-commerce work.

With a strong background in information technology law, Paula has developed extensive experience in data protection/privacy law domestically and internationally. She is currently advising on data protection compliance issues in 60+ countries around the world and our data protection practice is independently ranked by Chambers as being amongst the best in the UK.

Paula's recent experience includes advising:

  • On the data protection compliance steps required to implement centralised HR and CRM system or shared service centres globally in EMEA, North & South America and Asia-Pacific.
  • a leading premium subscription music service on the privacy aspects of its acquisition of Napster businesses in Germany and the UK.
  • on the terms of use, terms of sale, privacy and cookies policies and consents for numerous retailers across Europe including those required in relation online behavioural advertising.
  • on "Cookies" Directive compliance including extended notices and consents.
  • a client on its approach to a "voluntary" ICO audit.
  • on the privacy issues associated with international investigations including deployment of ethics reporting hotline and other reporting tools
  • clients on their data security breach reporting obligations in the UK and internationally, including representing clients in their communications with the ICO and other regulators
  • successfully defending clients in response to proposed enforcement action by the ICO. 
  • on the privacy issues arising from proposed implementation of cloud computing solutions including consideration of Patriot Act, ITAR and similar issues.
  • several medical devices companies on privacy terms for use with clinicians, hospitals and their patients.

Paula plays a key role in advising on e-commerce including advise across 30+ countries working closely with colleagues in other teams to enable clients to make educated risk assessments and undertaken compliant activities in respect of their web presence and the back office fulfilment associated with international website offerings.

Paula is noted in Chambers as "an incredible lawyer - practical, knowledgeable and able to assemble a great team." She is noted for her cross-border expertise in this field.


Paula is one of our specialist Brexit lawyers. Contact Paula Barrett for more information on how Brexit may affect your contracts. View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.


Privacy and information law in the UK - What to expect if the UK leaves the EU

This document looks at the impact on privacy and information laws in the UK if a Brexit was to happen.


Paula has recently contributed to new privacy and data protection law videos on how our privacy and data protection legal team can help you. View the videos below

Privacy and data protection, Why work with Eversheds?

Privacy and data protection, Understanding and experience


Visit our Brexit Legal Advice Hub for in-house lawyers



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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP boasts a 'very strong and experienced team' focusing on data protection, information and cybersecurity law, which offer 'excellent value for money'. With 'specialist knowledge and practical experience of data protection litigation' the team has the capabilities to handle significant strategic projects and contentious matters. In a significant mandate, the team was instructed by Santander UK on its UK GDPR compliance programme. The group also acted for an international IT services provider following a cyber-attack on its network, including risk advice, analysis of personal data laws and potential liability under contract law, negligence and other torts. Paula Barrett heads up the practice which also includes 'national expert'  Liz Fitzsimons, who attracts praise for her 'calm, practical, and measured advice'. Simon Morrissey has recently joined the team.

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