Associate - Technology and Media Team, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (CMS)
Caroline is an associate in the Technology team at leading international law firm, CMS. Caroline has extensive experience advising both UK-based and international clients on a wide range of data protection matters. She also drafts and negotiates technology-focused commercial agreements and advises clients on the commercial, technology and data protection aspects of M&A transactions. She regularly works with and supports a number of leading data protection and technology partners at CMS.
Caroline’s clients are predominantly in data heavy and regulated sectors, including TMT, energy and financial services. She has considerable experience advising clients on their GDPR compliance programmes and has managed a number of major group-wide multi-jurisdictional projects. Caroline also regularly advises clients on the data protection implications of complex, data heavy new business models and strategic agreements, including those that concern the interrelationship between the GDPR and privacy and electronic communications legislation.
Caroline has a particular interest in the impact of Brexit on businesses’ compliance with the GDPR and UK data protection law. She has recently been advising a number of clients on their international data transfers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Caroline trained with CMS and qualified in 2016. She has in-house legal experience, having been seconded to Amazon as legal counsel twice. She is a member of the Society for Computers and Law and regularly provides training within CMS and to clients on data protection issues.
Beyond Brexit: What next for Data Protection and Privacy in the UK?
If the UK has managed to leave the EU on 31st October, it is widely believed that not much will change in the short-term, with regard to existing data protection and privacy legislation – but nobody quite knows what might happen in the medium to longer-term. For example…
Will the EU have any power to enforce GDPR and the new ePrivacy regulations in the UK? Will the UK start to harmonise its approach with other economic partners such as the US? Or will the ICO start to navigate a completely new course?
Leading data protection lawyer Caroline Cooper CMS discusses some of the key challenges ahead, including any short-term disruption likely to result from an orderly or disorderly Brexit.