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David Cook, Senior Associate

David Cook

Senior Associate

Practice areas

  • Crypto assets
  • Financial services disputes and investigations
  • Fraud and financial crime
  • Global Compliance Crisis Management
  • IT dispute resolution
  • Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity
  • Technology
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

David is a Senior Associate in our litigation and dispute management group.

Service offerings involved advising on the range of cyber security and data protection related legal issues, including the following:

  • General Data Protection Regulation: advising clients on how to approach their compliance journey for this new law and the various and onerous obligations under this far-reaching law.
  • Pre-incident readiness: assisting clients in assessing their current ability to respond to cyber incidents or data loss in a compliant manner, providing workshops and advising C-suite stakeholders on their legal responsibilities and liabilities, and then supporting the organisations with respect to maintaining an incident response process that will withstand regulatory consideration or customer scrutiny.
  • Incident response: advising clients as to their legal response to a cyber incident or data loss and translating the technical forensic outcomes to boardroom approach to regulatory engagement, customer notification and/or seeking law enforcement assistance.
  • Cyber security compliance: advising and assisting clients on the numerous (and often competing) cyber security laws and regulations that businesses operate within, such as the Data Protection Act 1998, the Computer Misuse Act 1990, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2002 and the Communications Act 2003. He also advises on the cyber security impact of the various new laws being introduced across Europe, such as the General Data Protection Regulation and the Network and Information Security Directive.