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.
|Since 2022||Senior counsel - knowledge, Taylor Wessing|
|2016 - 2022||Senior professional support lawyer, Taylor Wessing|
|2011 - 2016||Knowledge management lawyer, Taylor Wessing|
|2004 - 2005||Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|2001 - 2003||Legal advisor, Orange Thailand|
|1999 - 2001||Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|1994 - 1995||PR executive, The Guardian/Observer|
|2000||Diploma in Internet Law, Queen Mary and Westfield College|
|1997||CPE and LPC, College of Law, London|
|1992||BA Hons, Modern Languages, Brasenose College, Oxford University|
How great is 'The Great Repeal Bill'?, Oxford Business Law Blog
Government consultation on fake reviews and drip pricing
Debbie Heywood looks at the UK government's consultation on consumer protection issues including fake reviews and drip pricing, which will be of particular interest to online platforms and e-Commerce websites.