Debbie Heywood

Senior Counsel

Debbie Heywood

Debbie is a senior counsel - knowledge lawyer in the Commercial Tech and Data group. She specialises in digital, online platforms data privacy and consumer protection. Debbie edits and regularly contributes to Taylor Wessing's international tech, media and data privacy publications including Interface and Global Data Hub. She produces a monthly technology and communications update, Radar, and Play, a games update. Debbie writes extensively on a wide range of subjects spanning commercial tech, data and digital.  She has published external articles and chapters to books on data protection and is a frequent presenter of Taylor Wessing’s data protection webinars. 

Debbie is also responsible for providing the CT&D group with specialist legal support and training, keeping them up to date with legal and other relevant developments in the sector, and working across our international footprint.

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Global Data Hub - Latest news

News as at 1 December 2022

This week's data protection news includes: UK finalises South Korea adequacy decision; Irish DPC fines Meta €265m; EC proposes Interoperable Europe Act; ICO and Ofcom statement on regulatory cooperation; ICO and Ofcom statement on regulatory cooperation.

1 December 2022

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Global Data Hub - Latest news

News as at 24 November 2022

This week's data protection news includes: ICO updates guidance on international data transfers; EDPS Opinion on the draft Cyber Resilience Act; Meta seeks to reverse Instagram fine; EDPS adopts recommendations on applying for controller BCRs; India publishes draft Digital Personal Data Protection Act; High Court grants permanent injunction on material harvested in ransomware attack.

24 November 2022

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Fibre optics used to send data
Technology, media & communications

The Digital Services Act is finalised but where is the Online Safety Bill?

21 November 2022

by Debbie Heywood

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Technology, media & communications

CMA tackles hidden advertising

21 November 2022

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