Stewart Room

Company: PwC

Job Title: Global Head of Cyber Security and Data Protection Legal Services

Stewart Room

Stewart Room is a partner at PwC LLP. He is the global leader of the cyber security and data protection legal services practice, the joint global leader of the multi-disciplinary data protection practice, and the UK data protection practice leader. He has more than 25 years of experience as a barrister and solicitor, focusing for the majority of this time on data, technology and communications.
Room specialises in the field of data protection. information management and cyber security, including programme design and delivery, the commercial exploitation of data, the security of data, regulatory investigations and litigation arising from the misuse of data. He is rated as a leading individual in data protection by legal directory Chambers UK, who says he "is the kind of lawyer who inspires confidence" and "he is an excellent, first-rate, tactical lawyer."
He is one of the founding directors of Cyber Security Challenge UK (which forms part of the UK National Strategy for Cyber Security), the President of the National Association of Data Protection Officers and the editor of the Cyber Security Practitioner journal. Room has written a number of textbooks on information law and is regularly quoted in the press. He is a past winner of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer of the Year award.

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Stewart Room Seminars

  • GDPR and the work-time paradox Wed 4th Oct 15:00 - 15:30

    GDPR and the work-time paradox

    The GDPR is built on a false assumption of organisational readiness for the new law and data protection confidence and maturity. This false assumption creates a work time paradox, that there has always been too much to do and too little time, therefore legislative compliance failure is inevitable, even in the best run and best resourced organisations. If you're running a GDPR programme, how do you prioritise and know if your choices are good? What's your understanding of GDPR? You need to understand the concepts of adverse scrutiny, and the priorities of people and stakeholders who will want to challenge you.


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    Wed 4th Oct 15:00 to 15:30

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