In this Square Table, Eleonor Duhs, barrister and former senior UK government lawyer, will provide insight into the impact of Brexit on data sharing, international data transfers and data protection between the EU and the UK after the expiration of the transition period on 31 December 2020.”
Speaker: Eleonor Duhs
Eleonor is a Barrister in Fieldfisher’s privacy and information law team. She was the UK Government’s lead lawyer in EU negotiations on the GDPR. She advises clients from the public and private sector on all aspects of GDPR compliance including data sharing, international data transfers, and the impact of Brexit on data protection.
As a senior government lawyer, Eleonor gained extensive experience of public and EU law. In addition to her work on data protection and information law in the Ministry of Justice she worked in the Department for Exiting the European Union where she led on the core provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement and the framework for the future UK-EU relationship.
She was the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s lead lawyer on the European Union (Referendum) Act 2015. She has also represented the UK at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Eleonor has given evidence on Brexit and data protection to the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly in the UK Parliament . She is regularly quoted in the press and has given several interviews to the BBC on Brexit. She frequently speaks at national and international conferences on Brexit and data protection.
Forthcoming publication: Duhs, Eleonor and Rao, Indira. (2020), Retained EU Law: A practical guide. London: The Law Society.