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Lucas Atkin

Head of Data Privacy

Lucas is a recognised specialist in data privacy ​and e-privacy law who advises at domestic, EU and global levels. 

Lucas’s work ranges from preparatory (such as drafting compliance and accountability documentation; advising how to carry out electronic marketing and fundraising and carrying out impact assessments) to after-the incident response ​(such as assisting clients with data security incidents, supervisory authority investigations and subject access requests​). In particular, he enjoys working on complex and offbeat projects – recent experience includes advising a national data science institute on the crossover between artificial intelligence and data privacy law, advising an international campaign platform on compliance with data privacy law when implementing a Europe-wide Brexit quiz which canvassed political opinions and assisting a conflict armament campaign when a public authority requested information to substantiate criminal allegations about a subject of its covert investigations.

Lucas also regularly gives bespoke presentations and workshops about his practice. ​Given the broad application of data privacy law, Lucas works with lots of different clients. He is particularly experienced in the application of data privacy law to the employment, company/commercial, charity and social enterprise, public and regulatory, immigration, education, technology, media and sports sectors. He ​was recommended for sports-related data protection in the Legal 500 2018, and is recognised as a Key Lawyer in the Legal 500 2020.

Lucas ​is a lawyer that clients enjoy working with. 38 Degrees, an organisation with which he works frequently, said as follows: “​Lucas continues to impress us with his professionalism and approach to work, as well as being an all-round enjoyable partner to collaborate with. Lucas has been integral to our entire internal GDPR preparation and success. The advice he provided us was to such a high standard that we were recognised by the BBC’s Daily Politics Show.

Outside of the office, Lucas can usually be found dragon boating, writing music or walking his dog, Morty.

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