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Heather Farrell-Boote, Senior Associate

Heather Farrell-Boote

Senior Associate

Practice areas

  • Privacy, data protection and cybersecurity

Practice notes

Heather is a Senior Associate in the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Information Law team at Eversheds Sutherland, and is based in the Cambridge office.

She regularly provides advice in relation to the privacy and data practices and compliance issues of a wide range of clients across multiple sectors but has in particular a great deal of experience working within the Consumer, Public and Education sectors.

Heather advises on a full range of data protection and privacy issues, including on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (“GDPR”), the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”), the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 together with related regulatory guidance.

She is experienced in advising on business critical multi-jurisdictional transactions and large scale data sharing.

Heather has led and successfully managed a number of complex compliance projects dealing with business sensitive data subject access and individual rights requests, including where impacting multiple jurisdictions.

Heather regularly advises on complex data security incidents, including assisting clients with decision making on risk and reporting, preparing and submitting notification to the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), advising on potential enforcement action, dealing with forensic investigators and supporting clients on post breach remediations.

She frequently helps clients to resolve individual complaints, including those involving investigations by the ICO and complaints by data subjects.

She regularly works with, and supports, clients with Data Protection Officers and frequently advises clients in respect of data sharing and the handling of Special Category Data, criminal convictions data and CCTV use.

Heather regularly advises both public and private sector bodies on the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and has helped clients with exemptions, refusals, internal reviews, dealing with ICO investigations as well as in a number of complex First Tier Information Tribunal hearings.

Heather also presents at events and provides training to key stakeholders, in-house legal, HR and privacy teams, as well as to other employee groups.