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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Global Data Hub - Latest news

News as at 2 February 2023

This week's data protection news includes: Meta US data transfer decision to go to EDPB under Article 65 GDPR; Compromise text for Data Act published; JD Sports reports cyberattack.

2 February 2023

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Global Data Hub - Latest news

News as at 26 January 2023

This week's data protection news includes: Irish DPC fines WhatsApp €5.5m following EDPB Article 65 decision; EDPB report from Cookie Banner Taskforce; EDPB report on cloud-based services coordinated enforcement action; DCMS-commissioned report on global data localisation requirements; ICO Tech Horizons Report; US-UK Comprehensive Dialogue on Technology and Data.

25 January 2023

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Technology, media & communications

UK introduces new rules on the security of connected products

23 January 2023

by Debbie Heywood

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Technology, media & communications

Online Safety Bill republished

23 January 2023

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