Partner, Head of Data Protection, Stephenson Harwood LLP

Katie Hewson is head of data protection at Stephenson Harwood LLP. She was recently awarded “Privacy Leader of the Year: Legal” (PICASSO Privacy Awards 2022). Katie is also recognised as a Next Generation Partner for data protection, privacy and cyber security by The Legal 500 UK 2023, in which she is described as having “has excellent technical knowledge” and it is noted that “She is a delight to work with and is my go-to lawyer for data protection advice”. She is also ranked as an Up and Coming Partner for data protection in Chambers UK 2023.

Katie has extensive experience in leading international GDPR compliance projects across a variety of sectors including transport, life sciences, tech, retail and leisure. She also advises on data protection contracts, transparency, international personal data transfers, data sharing, cyber security and personal data breaches. In addition, Katie helps organisations with direct marketing, ad tech, social media and cookies advice under the e-privacy regime, as well as advising on the complex legal issues in facial recognition, AI and profiling.

Katie is a member of the International Network of Privacy Law Professionals, a not-for-profit international network of qualified professionals providing expert counsel on legal and compliance issues relating to data privacy and associated matters.

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My Sessions

Should You Trust the EU-US Data Privacy Framework?

25th May 2023, 11:25 - 12:10 BST 

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