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Rohan Massey is a leader of the firm’s Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice and focuses his practice on data protection, data security, e-commerce, and IT. As well as advising on complex global data protection and security compliance programs, Rohan also advises on issues of risk and value in relation to data and intellectual property in corporate transactions. Rohan’s expertise focuses on the intersection of the extra-territorial scope of national data protection laws and data transfer issues for multinational organisations. Rohan has advised on a number of leading breach data management cases, and has assisted clients in successfully obtaining BCR approval from EU regulators. His industry-focused expertise covers asset management and financial services; life sciences and clinical trials; as well as media, sponsorship, advertising, sales promotions, and intellectual property issues, marketing issues in the sports apparel and food and drink sectors. His client base is international in scope, as he works extensively across Europe, the U.S. and Asia.
Rohan has recently been elected to Chair of the Sedona Conference’s 12th Annual Sedona Conference International Programme, and sits on The Sedona Conference’s WG 11. The mission of WG11 is to identify and comment on trends in data security and privacy law, in an effort to help organizations prepare for and respond to data breaches, and to assist attorneys and judicial officers in resolving questions of legal liability and damages.
Rohan is also the Secretary of the City of London Law Society Commercial Committee, and a member and active participant of the IAPP, having spoken at numerous conferences and events.
Rohan regularly writes for various industry publications. He is also a member of the editorial board of E-Commerce Law and Policy.
Articles Rohan has authored or co-authored include: “The UK’s Proposed Framework Code of Practice for Sharing Information,” World Data Protection Report; “Transfers of Clinical Research Data from the European Union to the United States,” BNA’s Medical Research Law and Policy Report; “The Growing Concerns of Identity Theft,” Electronic Business Law; “Sales Promotion in The International Sales and Marketing Practice,” Practical Law Company; “Ambush Marketing,” International Chamber of Commerce UK Handbook; “The Distance Marketing of Financial Services – A UK Overview,” Journal of Financial Services Marketing. Rohan also contributes to “Law in Action” on BBC Radio 4. World Trademark Review 1000 2016 – Recognized Rohan as being a “licensing and IP transactions cognoscente” who “manoeuvres shrewdly in the heavily regulated alcoholic beverage sector and backs up his IP know-how with expertise in ancillary areas such as privacy.”