Legal experts specialising in UK/EU data protection legislation

Providing strategic expertise in GDPR, PECR compliance, contract law, ePrivacy, and regulatory adherence.
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Established in 2015, Westbrook Data Protection Services (WDPS) has been a trusted adviser to some of the worlds best brands including Expeda, Société Générale, Warner Media & Burberry. Committed to safeguarding sensitive information in an increasingly digital world, WDPS has built a reputation for excellence in the realm of data protection and security.

With a proven track record as a data protection specilst, WDPS offer comprehensive guidance and training to a diverse range of clients. Their expertise extends to developing and implementing global data management strategies, facilitating cross-border data transfers, and ensuring compliance with complex regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ePrivacy directive, and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).

In addition to their technical proficiency, WDPS are well-versed in advising clients on their interactions with regulatory bodies, including the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). In a crucial role, WDPS provide strategic support to organisations that have experienced data breaches or received complaints from regulatory authorities. Their ability to navigate these challenging situations with confidence and clarity has proven instrumental in helping clients mitigate risks and ensure compliance with data protection regulations. WDPS’s dedication to staying abreast of evolving legal landscapes and their practical approach to data protection positions them as a trusted advisor in the complex field of data privacy.

From our founder


Clara Westbrook is a senior privacy lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising businesses on European and English Data Protection law. She helps clients navigate this complex area of law in an accessible and commercial way, enabling them to achieve their business objectives in compliance with data protection law.

Prior to WDPS Claras roles include senior corporate counsel at Burberry, director of international data privacy at WarnerMedia, European data protection counsel at Yum! Brands, senior data protection counsel at Richemont and IMS Health now IQVIA. She has also won a scholarship from the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn for a stage at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Qualifications


Barrister

Called to the bar at The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn -1998

Solicitor

Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors – 2003

IAPP

Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E)
Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP)

Our partners


At Westbrook Data Protection, collaboration with legal partners is a key element of our approach to providing comprehensive and specialised services to our clients. We recognise that legal matters often require a multidisciplinary approach, and by working closely with a network of trusted legal partners, we ensure that our clients receive the highest quality and most well-rounded representation.

The Information Commissioners Office



The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is a public body in the United Kingdom, established to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. Its responsibilities are derived mainly from the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as other related laws, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

There are many ways you can contact them, including by phone, email, live chat and post. More details can be seen here.

Postal address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF Helpline number: 0303 123 1113 You can also visit their website here