Stewart Room

Joint Global Data Protection Leader; Global Legal Services Leader; UK Data Protection National Lead, PwC United Kingdom

I am Stewart Room, the joint global leader of the multi-disciplinary data protection practice. I have over 25 years’ experience as a Barrister and Solicitor, focusing for the majority of this time on technology and communications.

I specialise in the fields of data protection and information management, including the commercial exploitation and security of data, regulatory investigations and litigation arising from the misuse of data. I have been rated as a leading individual in data protection by Chambers UK, have written a number of textbooks on information law and am regularly quoted in the press. I am a past winner of the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer of the Year award.

I am also a founding director of Cyber Security Challenge UK (which forms part of the UK National Strategy for Cyber Security), President of the National Association of Data Protection Officers and the editor of the Cyber Security Practitioner journal.

Specialism

  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Cyber Security
  • Information Management