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

  • Aparna Surendra

    Technology Policy Analyst

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

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  • Ayesha Sohanpal

    Paralegal

    Ayesha is our Paralegal. She supports the administration of our legal work.

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  • Barbara Gear

    Administrator

    Barbara Gear provides administrative support to our team.

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  • 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.

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  • Boudewijn van Eerd

    Technology Policy Consultant

    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.

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  • Cassie Roddy-Mullineaux

    Solicitor

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

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  • Catherine Knivett

    Interim Head of Operations

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

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  • Charlotte Titterton

    Finance Manager

    Charlotte Titterton manages our bookkeeping, payroll and financial compliance. She ensures we maintain our internal solicitors’ records and adhere to regulatory accounts rules.

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  • Claudia Prettner

    Public Policy Analyst

    Claudia provides analysis and advisory services at the interface between public policy, technology and the law, such as on online content regulation, artificial intelligence, competition, data protection, online advertising and digital rights.

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  • Cristina Blasi Casagran

    Visiting Researcher

    Cristina Blasi Casagran is a visiting researcher working on a number of topics, including the regulation of political advertising within the EU.

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  • 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.

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  • Lucy Hannah

    Data Protection Consultant

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Rosie McLaughlin

    Operations Manager

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

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  • Sophie Clavet

    Senior Legal Consultant

    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.

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