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Andrew Dyson


Andrew Dyson advises clients on data privacy, cyber security, IT and e-commerce matters. He brings over 20 years experience advising on the legal and ethical risks arising from the collection and use of data and deployment of new technologies.

His clients operate principally in financial services, health, consumer and technology sectors, where data driven solutions are increasingly critical to securing effective operational outcomes. He also advises the key public sector bodies that are responsible for data privacy and cyber risk management within the UK.

Andrew brings significant experience in helping clients to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), respond to data breaches and implement governance frameworks to manage privacy risk on a global basis. He has led compliance programs for many leading global businesses where he is renowned for bringing a practical, risk based approach, deploying innovative tools, templates and methodologies to streamline project delivery (recognised in accolades at recent FT Innovation Awards).

Andrew is Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Data Protection, Privacy and Security Group. He is also currently Visiting Research Fellow in Applied Ethics at the University of Leeds (IDEA) and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Data Protection & Privacy and regular speaker on privacy matters at conferences and in the media (WSJ, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC). He is closely involved with a number of working groups developing future regulatory policy for data protection and AI.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • Oxford University, Ancient and Modern History


  • Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds, Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied
  • Acritas Star™ Lawyer 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • FT Innovations Awards 2017 'highly commended' recognition for privacy audit tools


  • IAPP Handbook on Data Protection Agreements, April 2019
  • Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook: Eight Edition, 28 January 2019


Andrew is a regular speaker on information law issues at executive seminars and conferences. He has contributed to BBC Radio, Bloomberg TV and CNBC. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Data Protection & Privacy and Visiting Research Fellow in Applied Ethics at the University of Leeds.

Prior Experience

  • 2003 to date, DLA Piper
  • 1999-2003, London based international law firm
  • 1997-1999, London based international law firm