About us

Data Rights
what power knows and what power intends to do
with what it knows –
is a defining issue of our culture.
We are an agency
of lawyers, policy experts, technology analysts and applied ethicists
working
to protect those who need us.
We think that fundamental rights and democratic controls should be
defended and extended
where
data,
technology,
law &
policy meet.
This isn’t abstract,
it’s about all of us being able to trust technology and those who wield it
in a time of
digital transformation.
We provide legal,
consultancy and public policy services.
We’ve worked with the UN, EU, ICRC,
and on agenda-setting cases such as the
successful prosecution of Cambridge Analytica and the claim against
Google’s adtech system.
We work with international organisations,
governments,
companies,
charities,
universities,
think tanks & individuals.
We balance our
commercial practice with giving those
less-resourced
a voice.

Data rights – what power knows and what power intends to do with what it knows – is a defining issue of our culture. We are an agency of lawyers, policy experts, technology analysts and applied ethicists working to protect those who need us.

We think that fundamental rights and democratic controls should be defended and extended where data, technology, law and policy meet. This isn’t abstract, it’s about all of us being able to trust technology and those who wield it in a time of digital transformation.

We provide legal, consultancy and public policy services. We’ve worked with the UN, EU, ICRC, and on agenda-setting cases such as the successful prosecution of Cambridge Analytica and the claim against Google’s adtech system.

We work with international organisations, governments, companies, charities, universities, think tanks and individuals. We balance our commercial practice with giving those less-resourced a voice.

Our team

  • Amna Qureshi

    Senior Associate

    Amna supports the delivery of our data protection advisory services, focussing on regulatory compliance.

    More data />
  • Amy Farnfield

    People Advisor

    Amy coordinates and delivers our People function.

    More data />
  • Aparna Surendra

    Senior Associate

    Aparna Surendra provides research, public policy development, and data science services across emerging technology policy and data-rich compliance projects.

    More data />
  • Ben Hayes

    Strategy Director

    Ben oversees our business development, finances and compliance. He is an international data protection law and policy expert specialised in the protection of vulnerable data subjects, new technologies, challenging processing environments and applied ethics.

    More data />
  • Boudewijn van Eerd

    Associate

    Boudewijn van Eerd provides research and advisory services across a range of topics at the intersection of technology, data rights, law, humanitarian action, policy and societies.

    More data />
  • Cassie Roddy

    Solicitor

    Cassie provides litigation services to our clients on data protection and data rights.

    More data />
  • Catherine Armitage

    Advisor

    Catherine supports the delivery and development of our public policy client services, projects and communications strategy.

    More data />
  • Catherine Knivett

    Senior Operations Advisor

    Catherine Knivett advises on our operations, budgets and human resources. She ensures we have the right policies, systems and procedures in place.

    More data />
  • Cedric Maire

    Cyber Security Consultant

    Cedric works on secure communications technologies, specialising in meeting the needs of the humanitarian sector.

    More data />
  • Charlotte Titterton

    Finance Manager

    Charlotte manages the accounts, payroll, payments and financial planning across our operations and business services.

    More data />
  • Eleftherios Chelioudakis

    Senior Associate

    Eleftherios provides legal research, general research, and analysis across a number of policy issue areas.

    More data />
  • Elise Latify

    Senior Advisor

    Elise provides data protection advice and training to public and private sector entities.

    More data />
  • Eric Kind

    Managing Director

    Eric oversees our mission and purpose, operations, resources and infrastructure. He is a legal and public policy expert in technology, society and human rights, with particularly deep expertise on surveillance technology law and practice.

    More data />
  • Gabriel Frankel

    Paralegal

    Gabriel provides litigation and advisory support, assisting clients throughout their case.

    More data />
  • Ida Kingstedt

    Paralegal

    Ida provides litigation and advisory support, assisting clients throughout their case.

    More data />
  • Jo McGrory

    People and Operations Administrator

    Jo provides lead administrative support for the entire team and assists with our People administration.

    More data />
  • Justinas Sukaitis

    Cyber Security Consultant

    Justinas works on secure and privacy-enhancing biometric technologies, specialising in meeting the needs of the humanitarian sector.

    More data />
  • Laureline Lemoine

    Associate

    Laureline supports delivery of our Public Policy services.

    More data />
  • Louis Dejeu-Castang

    Researcher

    Louis provides support for the Public Policy team.

    More data />
  • Lucy Hannah

    Senior Associate

    Lucy provides research and advisory services across privacy, data protection and regulatory compliance.

    More data />
  • Mahdi Assan

    Researcher

    Mahdi provides legal research, general research, analysis, report writing and project management support.

    More data />
  • Mathias Vermeulen

    Public Policy Director

    Mathias oversees our public policy work. He is a legal and public policy expert in information technology law, digital rights and emerging technologies, with a focus on EU-law.

    More data />
  • Ravi Naik

    Legal Director

    Ravi oversees our legal and litigation work. He is a leading solicitor in the field of data protection, data rights, privacy matters and protecting human rights in a digital age.

    More data />
  • Rosie McLaughlin

    Operations Manager

    Rosie is our Operations Manager. She helps manage our operations, governance and compliance and people strategy.

    More data />
  • Silvia Pelucchi

    Strategic Communication Advisor

    Silvia supports the creation and implementation of communication strategies and engagement initiatives, in particular around the issue of data protection and digital ethics in the humanitarian sector.

    More data />
  • Sophie Clavet

    Senior Manager

    Sophie provides advisory services on topics including data protection in humanitarian action, public-private partnerships, data transfers in the banking and civil aviation sectors and the use of technologies such as biometrics. She is a data protection and privacy expert in the area of international security.

    More data />