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Pat Walshe

Emeritus Advisor

Pat Walshe is a highly experienced Data Protection Officer and Data Protection Advisor.

He has 20 years experience of providing strategic and pragmatic advice in the UK, European Union and other regions from a policy and compliance perspective.

He has served as the Data Protection Officer for a major European Telecommunications provider, and represented the telecommunications industry to policy makers, governments and standards bodies on issues such as EU and other national data protection and privacy regulation; the retention of communications data; mandatory registration of SIM cards; mobile application privacy; interception of communications; law enforcement access to communications data.

Pat also established an industry working group to address key mobile privacy challenges, and was the key author of mobile industry privacy principles, mobile app privacy design guidelines and associated accountability framework.

He has served on the Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum, the International Advisory Board of the Adaptive Security and Privacy (ASAP) research programme and the Data for Development External Ethic Panel of mobile operator Orange in Africa, and was a member of the UN Global Pulse Privacy Advisory Group on big data. He is also the Data Protection Officer for Brave.

Pat is a member of our Emeritus Advisor Network advising C-Suite leaders in client organisations on the strategic value of data protection and the internal governance and control systems necessary to implement sustainable trusted and trustworthy processing. Pat also can be engaged on consulting projects as an Associate Consultant depending on client requirements.


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