Analyst and research director, GRC World Forums
Robert Bateman is Analyst and Research Director for GRC World Forums and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).
Robert is a respected voice on data protection, privacy, and security law. He built his profile creating in-depth reports on legislation, compliance guidance documents for organisations, and news articles about the latest sectoral developments worldwide.
Robert’s passion for privacy and security began while studying for a postgraduate law degree. His dissertation, on the compatibility of the U.K.’s Data Protection Act with the European Convention on Human Rights, won the DMH Stallard Prize for best research project.
Since then, Robert has worked with privacy and security-focused tech firms and startups, creating detailed guidance and policy documents to help organisations comply with their data protection and security compliance obligations.
A passionate advocate for digital rights, Robert has also worked as a journalist reporting on the latest developments in digital privacy, tech policy, and state surveillance.
Throughout his career, Robert has interviewed some of the sector’s most prominent figures such as privacy campaigners Max Schrems and Johnny Ryan, plus representatives from leading NGOs including Privacy International, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and European Digital Rights (EDRi).