Peta-Anne Barrow is co-head of the International Privacy & Data Security Group and a member of the Labor & Employment Law Department. Peta-Anne has extensive labor and employment law experience in the UK and internationally. Contentious work includes Employment Tribunal claims such as unfair dismissal and unlawful discrimination and High Court proceedings such as the enforcement of restrictive covenants and bonus disputes. Non-contentious work includes Board level reorganisations and executive terminations, drafting senior level employment contracts and bonus plans, advising on redundancies and restructurings and dealing with the employment aspects of corporate transactions such as acquisitions, outsourcings and takeovers, often cross-border. She has been involved in the employment aspects of various large transactions. As a co-head of the International Privacy & Data Security Group, a part of her practice is focused on international data privacy issues. She regularly works with multi-country data privacy and security projects in Global Human Resources Information Systems and assists clients with complying with the EU Data Protection Directive, the UK Data Protection Act, cross border transfers of personal data and has substantial experience in drafting model contractual clauses to comply with EU law. Peta-Anne also speaks regularly on international data privacy and security matters at in-house and external conferences.
The European Commission’s revised data protection framework proposals include provisions intended to encourage the use of data protection privacy seals, certification mechanisms and trust marks. These provisions would allow data subjects to instantly assess the privacy standards applied by data controllers and processors, thereby providing the comfort that data subjects often seek. The UK Information… Continue Reading
On 25 January 2012, the European Commission published a proposed new data protection framework for the E.U. The new framework, unlike the current one, is to provide a consistent and harmonised set of rules for all 27 E.U. member states. One of the main objectives of the new framework is to better ensure that individuals know… Continue Reading
The European Commission (the “EC”) has announced its anticipated comprehensive reform of EU data protection rules, intended to strengthen online privacy rights and boost Europe’s digital economy. The proposal is intended to update and modernize the principles enshrined in the 1995 Data Protection Directive. If approved, unlike the current rules which give each of the 27… Continue Reading