Debbie Heywood

Senior Counsel – Knowledge

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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Gaming news and hot topics

27 November 2023

by multiple authors

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Technology, media & communications

A new era of international cooperation? The AI Safety Summit and associated developments

20 November 2023

by Debbie Heywood and Victoria Hordern

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Interface - The UK's Online Safety Act

Ofcom's powers and duties under the Online Safety Act

Debbie Heywood looks at Ofcom's wide range of duties and powers under the Online Safety Act.

30 October 2023

by Debbie Heywood

5 of 9 Insights

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Technology, media & communications

ICO publishes final guidance on data protection and monitoring workers

Can employers monitor their workers, how and to what extent?

23 October 2023

by Debbie Heywood

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5 December

17:00 - 18:00


The Online Safety Act: what you need to know