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James Castro-Edwards

Tel:
Work 020 7395 3000
Email:
Web:
wedlakebell.com/james-castro-edwards.html
Wedlake Bell LLP

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Head of data protection team.

Position

Partner advising domestic and multinational organisations on data protection issues. Experience includes managing global data protection compliance projects for multinationals, including implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley driven whistleblower hotlines and the implementation of outsourced HR and CRM systems, including PeopleSoft, Workday and Salesforce.com. Typically, such projects include managing local counsel across numerous jurisdictions, coordinating with clients’ local offices and local data protection authorities and providing practical solutions to the client project lead.

James regularly advises domestic companies on complex data protection issues. He has also developed and delivered innovative data protection training programs for multinational clients, including developing a data protection officers’ training course which was accredited by a European government.

Career

James joined Wedlake Bell in May 2015 as a Partner and Head of Data Protection, from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwCLegal) cyber security and data protection team. Prior to PwCLegal, James was a Senior Associate, specialising in data protection at Speechly Bircham. He qualified at Japanese investment bank Mizuho International, in 2004.


London: Risk advisory

Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

Within: Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

James Castro-Edwards heads up the data protection practice at Wedlake Bell LLP. The practice has experience handling data protection compliance projects spanning several jurisdiction, and has also advised in response to data breaches. Adrian Heath-Saunders is another key name to note.

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