Our data protection expertise

Our global team has cutting-edge expertise in offshore data protection and information security regulation and implementation across our legal jurisdictions of Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Mauritius and Seychelles. Our GDPR lawyers also have practical experience advising clients on pan-jurisdiction data protection matters on a global basis, including the interaction between local legislation and GDPR itself.

As a highly regarded data protection law firm in the offshore space, we work frequently with local government, regulators and industry bodies to develop responses to the challenges of globalisation and regulation, with a focus on producing effective solutions for clients. Our team sit on various legislative and industry working parties, such that where decisions on strategy and new legislation are being made, we are involved.

Our team of data protection lawyers also routinely offer thoughts and guidance via blogs and briefing notes on the important issues affecting clients and provide bespoke training and support to match their needs. Our own Data Protection Guide provides a detailed overview of the privacy and cyber security regimes in eight of the world’s largest offshore jurisdictions with quick-linked answers to some of the most business critical issues.

A number of our team sit on our global Technology and Innovation Group and, as expert data protection lawyers, have also been invited to contribute jurisdictional chapters to global guides on data protection law.

We offer advice to clients on all aspects of offshore data protection and information management compliance, including:

  • Privacy policies and notices
  • Privacy impact assessments (including technology issues)
  • Data collection and capture
  • Marketing and direct marketing
  • Cross-border data transfers
  • Data quality management
  • Data retention policies and data protection officers
  • Shared service agreements
  • Fund and managed company administration agreements
  • Cloud service provider agreements and data processing agreements
  • Supply chain management and outsourcing
  • Issues affecting data centres
  • Data in the insurance and reinsurance industry
  • All aspects of human resources data management
  • Data subject access requests
  • Big data and data analytics (including use of profiling and anonymisation/aggregation principles)
  • Digital identity, authentication and biometrics
  • Responding to data requests from foreign authorities, law enforcement agencies and regulators
  • Complaints and enforcement issues
  • Data breach response procedures
  • Tailored training
  • Cybersecurity
Appleby Data Protection Guide
15 Sep 2022

Data Protection Guide 2023: Bermuda

Data Protection Guide 2023: Bermuda. With data protection laws in more than 120 countries around the...

1 Feb 2022

Data Protection Guide 2023: British Virgin Islands

Data Protection Guide 2023: BVI. With data protection laws in more than 120 countries around the wor...

1 Feb 2022

Data Protection Guide 2023: Cayman Islands

Data Protection Guide 2023: Cayman Islands. With data protection laws in more than 120 countries aro...

1 Feb 2022

Data Protection Guide 2023: Guernsey

Data Protection Guide 2023: Guernsey. The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017 (DPL) is...

1 Feb 2022

Data Protection Guide 2023: Isle of Man

Data Protection Guide 2023: Isle of Man. With data protection laws in more than 120 countries around...

1 Feb 2022

Data Protection Guide 2023: Jersey

Data Protection Guide 2023: Jersey. The Data Protection (Jersey) Law, 2018 and the Data Protection A...

1 Feb 2022

Data Protection Guide 2023: Mauritius

Data Protection Guide 2023: Mauritius. With data protection laws in more than 120 countries around t...

1 Feb 2022

Data Protection Guide 2023: Seychelles

Data Protection Guide 2023: Seychelles. With data protection laws in more than 120 countries around ...

Our Experts

Fiona Chan

Partner: Hong Kong

T +852 2905 5760
E Email Fiona

Richard Field

Partner: Guernsey

T +44 (0)1481 755 610
E Email Richard

Andrew Jowett

Group Partner: BVI

T +44 (0) 1534 818057 and +1 284 393 5316
E Email Andrew

Claire Milne WS

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 698
E Email Claire

Malcolm Moller

Group Managing Partner: Mauritius, Seychelles

T +230 203 4301
E Email Malcolm

Caren Pegg

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 636
E Email Caren

Richard Sheldon

Managing Group Partner*: Guernsey, Jersey

T +44 (0)1481 755 904
E Email Richard

Peter Colegate

Partner: Cayman Islands

T +1 345 814 2745 | +1 345 324 0504
E Email Peter

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