I am a UK-qualified barrister practising in information law, data protection, privacy and general data or commercial issues, including some aspects of Intellectual Property. I provide legal advice and advocacy to companies, public bodies, individuals, not-for-profit organizations, international organisations and governments in all areas related to privacy, information, and data. My areas of expertise include the European General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’), the UK Data Protection Act 2018, the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Defamation Act 2013, the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, misuse of private information, breach of confidence and other privacy-related laws in the UK and Europe.I also maintain a blog: www.privacylawbarrister.com and contribute to various legal publications.
Melissa has experience in the following areas:
Data protection and cybersecurity, Data protection and cybersecurity (contentious), Disputes / litigation, Disputes / litigation (general), Human Rights, Intellectual property (general), Intellectual property and technology
Melissa has previously helped clients in the following industries: