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Patrick Rennie

Senior Associate

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Patrick is a highly experienced data protection expert with specialist knowledge across the Film & TV and Betting & Gaming sectors.

“Data protection is a passion for me, but I understand that this might not be true for all our clients. My role is to help you understand how data protection applies to your business and the most effective way to solve your privacy issues. I pride myself on providing commercially focused advice to clients and explaining complicated matters in a clear, jargon-free way.

Whether you are a new business or an established multinational, you will need to consider GDPR and other data legislation. I have advised on almost every aspect of data protection, from conducting audits to acting as the DPO for a FTSE 250 company. If you have a question that relates to GDPR, cookies or direct marketing then I would be pleased to help.

My Film & TV experience means that I understand the lifecycle of a production and the data protection issues that will arise – such as appropriate wording in a Casting Director’s agreement or collecting health data of talent for the purposes of obtaining production insurance. On the Betting & Gaming side, I work closely with our market leading gambling team and understand the regulatory obligations that operators face and how data protection fits into licensing requirements.”

Patrick has been key in providing us with both legal advice and practical solutions in relation to sharing personal data and ensuring that we are compliant with applicable laws and regulations. His knowledge of data protection law and his ability to then apply it in a commercial capacity in order to help a business find a practical, pragmatic and legally sound solution is above and beyond that of any of his peers in this field.

Rochelle Winn, formerly Match.com