Privacy & Data Protection Journal - Editorial Board

The following experts are members of the Editorial Board of Privacy & Data Protection Journal.


Bridget Treacy

Bridget Treacy
Hunton & Williams


Bridget Treacy leads the UK Data Protection and Outsourcing practice at international law firm Hunton & Williams. She has built considerable expertise in advising on domestic and international data protection issues, particularly in the context of cross-border outsourcing and technology transactions.

Bridget's transactional background has ensured that her data protection advice to clients is centred on achieving practical, rather than merely theoretical, solutions to their privacy issues.

Kate Brimsted

Kate Brimsted
Berwin Leighton Paisner

Kate Brimsted
is Partner, Head of Data Protection and Cyber Security at Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Kate advises clients on all aspects of law associated with “data”.  This ranges from “personal data” (about identifiable people) and the impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation in force in 2018, to industrial data, trade secrets and confidentiality.  Cyber security law is a growing part of her practice.

Over some 20 years in the city, Kate has built a reputation as a “go to” person for strategic and pragmatic data privacy advice on complex projects and issues.


PDP Journals | Dan Cooper - Partner - Covington and Burling LLP

Dan Cooper
Covington & Burling

Dan Cooper
is a Partner in the Covington & Burling LLP London office whose practice area involves advising on European privacy and data protection matters, as well as contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work.

Dan advises clients on compliance with UK and European data protection and privacy legislation, including the UK Data Protection Act, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, Human Rights Act, and related EU directives, such as the EU Data Protection Directive and EU Electronic Communications Data Protection Directive.

He has been involved in drafting global privacy policies and data transfer contracts, as well as structuring and implementing comprehensive data privacy audits. He has represented clients in connection with investigations undertaken by the UK Information Commissioner.

Dan Cooper is a graduate of Princeton, Oxford and Harvard universities. He is the author of numerous articles on intellectual property, privacy, and data security matters and is a member of the Law Society's ad hoc group on data protection.

He has spoken on intellectual property and privacy issues before various public and private bodies, and has represented clients in regulatory proceedings involving European government agencies.

Mr. Cooper is a member of Privacy International's Board of Trustees, sits on the MI5's Security Forum, and is a member of CASRO's General Counsel and Privacy Officer's Forum.


PDP Journals | Nick Graham - Partner - SNR Denton

Nick Graham
Global Chair - Privacy &
Cybersecurity Group


Nick Graham is the Global Co-Chair of Dentons' Privacy and Cybersecurity Group. He has over 16 years' experience in the area and is a recognised commentator on data protection. He advises on all aspects of data protection in all sectors including Banking and Financial Services, Retail, Online / Web 2.0, Government, Pharmaceuticals and Utilities. Nick advises data controllers and data processors / IT service providers on all aspects of data protection compliance including information governance, data breach / cybercrime, international data transfer solutions, information risk audits and privacy compliance including new product launches.

Nick also specialises in large technology projects and transactions, including IT / Business Process Outsourcing and process re-engineering projects, offshoring projects as well as IT law and e-commerce and advises on international exploitation and licensing of technology and software. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Privacy & Data Protection Journal.


Monika Kuschewsky, Covington & Burling LLP

Monika Kuschewsky
Squire Patton Boggs



Monika Kuschewsky is a Partner in the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Group at Squire Patton Boggs. Monika is a member of the firm’s Global Privacy & Data Security practice. A German Rechtsanwältin, she has broad experience in a wide range of data protection matters which are relevant to global companies, both from a pan-European and German perspective, with a particular focus on international data transfers, outsourcing, HR and direct marketing, as well as multi-jurisdictional audits and compliance programmes. Ms. Kuschewsky also advises on the data protection implications of the use of new technologies and practices, such as Bring Your Own Device, cloud computing, geolocation services, cookies and social networks. She is a is qualified as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Betrieblicher Datenschutzbeauftragter (company data protection officer) (GDDcert.)



Suzanne Rodway Royal Bank of Scotland

Suzanne Rodway
Group Head
of Privacy


Suzanne Rodway is the Group Head of Privacy for the Royal Bank of Scotland. She has responsibility for bank secrecy as well as worldwide oversight of the group's compliance with privacy and data protection laws.

She trained with global law firm Linklaters, where she qualified in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice. She later moved in-house within Linklaters to advise the firm on its own privacy and information risk management issues. Until her recent move to Royal Bank of Scotland, Suzanne was the Chief Privacy Officer at NBC Universal.



Ashley Roughton
Intellectual Property Barrister
Venner Shipley


Ashley Roughton is an Intellectual Property Barrister at Venner Shipley. He was called to the bar in 1992 after spending 9 years as an academic engineer.

In addition to his legal qualifications, he has B.Sc and Ph.D in Engineering and an M.Sc in Economics

He is an external examiner for the department of Commercial Law at Queen Mary College in intellectual property and his is a member of the Department of Economics at City University.

He was counsel in the important data protection cases of Smith and Johnson, and he regularly advises both individuals and data controllers in relation to proceedings before the Court and the Information Tribunal. His client base includes institutions as well as individuals and he also advises in relation to compliance, data sharing and cross border transfers.


PDP Journals | Mark Watts - Partner - Bristows

Mark Watts


Mark Watts is a Partner at Bristows, specialising in non-contentious IT matters, particularly transactional matters, such as negotiating software development, system integration and outsourcing agreements. He has particular expertise in relation to E-commerce and data protection.

Mark joined Bristows in 2003 from IBM, where he was in-house counsel for more than six years. Mark held many positions within the IBM Law Department, including Global Data Privacy Counsel, European Software Counsel and European Business Process Outsourcing Counsel.

In these and other roles, Mark gained experience of most forms of transactional and non-transactional IT matters.

As Data Privacy Counsel, Mark was responsible for advising on IBM's entry into the EU-US Safe Harbor arrangement and the development and implementation of IBM's internal data protection policies, and auditing programmes.

Since joining Bristows, Mark has introduced the firm's 'Health Check' IT services - fixed price services designed to enable full compliance with relevant E-Commerce legislation ( the E-Commerce Health Check ) and Data Protection legislation ( the Data Protection Health Check ).






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