Ellen is joint head of Lewis Silkin's data and privacy practice and has many years' experience working with clients on all aspects of workplace privacy, which includes advising them on reporting and other ramifications of data breach. This involves responding to and liaising with the ICO, representing clients in defending claims for breach of the "old" DPA, and advising clients on the remedies available to them when confidential information and personal data is lost or stolen. As an employment lawyer with many years' experience she is also a practised litigator of workplace disputes more generally.
Her work also covers advising on transfers of workers' data outside the EEA and data sharing with processors; background checks and vetting; data sharing issue with service and benefits providers; monitoring of worker's communications and investigations; BYOD; data protection policies in a variety of workplace contexts; advising on the issues and risks around retention of employee data; and on compliant but strategic responses to DSARs. More recently, she has been supporting various multinational companies with their preparation for, and compliance towards, GDPR.
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