Joanne is a Partner at Irwin Mitchell specialising in technology matters. She has a particular specialism in regulatory and compliance issues relating to data protection and GDPR.
Her data protection work involves carrying out data protection audits, building compliance programmes and drafting agreements to ensure compliance with the regulatory regime, including ensuring the compliant export of personal data. She also advises on how to deal with the more complex subject access requests and how best to deal with complaint to the regulator and data breach issues. Joanne is regularly asked to speak on the topic of data protection and GDPR. She has spoken at IP Expo in Manchester and London and is scheduled to speak in London again in October. She was also a keynote speaker and panellist at The GDPR and IOT/Manufacturing Conference in Stockholm and led a number of GDPR master classes for the CBI. She also sits on their national GDPR working group. She has contributed articles on GDPR in a broad range of publications from legal publications to Construction News.