04 April 2017

Mark Lumley named Data Protection Lawyer of the Year 2017

Partner Mark Lumley has been named ‘Data Protection Lawyer of the Year’ at the Finance Monthly FinTech Awards 2017.

These awards celebrate “the true innovators who help drive the FinTech sector forward and help make it what it is today”. They reward the individuals, firms, start-ups and banks who are recognised as leaders and thought leaders in their area of expertise.

With over 20 years’ legal experience, Mark Lumley specialises in IT, data protection and cyber regulatory compliance in a commercial context.

Data protection compliance is now a major priority for global businesses, following recent developments in data protection laws in both the UK and the EU.

Mark commented on this award: “It is an honour. The next 12 months represent a once-in-a-generation legal and regulatory change in the data protection arena, providing greater control for individuals over the use businesses can make of data.

“This will significantly increase the complexity of managing data, data processes and policies and legal compliance. There is significant change to manage in the coming months in readiness for GDPR and the Shulmans team, with its in-depth understanding of technology, data, compliance and good business process, is currently working with companies to help achieve compliance.

“In doing so, organisations will be able to achieve an element of future-proofing, as the UK adjusts to accommodate Brexit, whilst also ensuring compliance when GDPR comes into effect in May 2018.”