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Ashurst brings in new UK data protection head

Rhiannon Webster will lead the firm's UK data protection and information practice

Ashurst have announced the appointment of Rhiannon Webster as partner in its London digital economy team.

 Webster will lead the firm’s UK data protection and information practice.

 Joining from DAC Beachcroft, where she headed up the firm’s Information Law team, Webster specialises in data protection law both in the UK and on international projects, with a focus on the financial services sector.

Jason Radford, global co-head of corporate at Ashurst, said: “Rhiannon’s skill-set fits perfectly with our digital economy practice, in what is a key area of strategic focus for Ashurst.

Her arrival enables us to offer even greater depth of expertise to clients looking to leverage the value of data to augment existing businesses or to pivot as part of their digital transformation journey”.

Nick Elverston, Global co-head of Digital Economy, added: “We are thrilled Rhiannon is joining us, her experience and approach to advising on data law and regulation delivers on this, tying in perfectly with our global digital economy offering.” 

Webster said: ” I am really looking forward to working with the team here in London and globally to continue to grow the data and cyber brand. 

Ashurst has a great reputation for innovation at the forefront of the industry and with so many novel issues facing businesses around how best to manage and use their data, it is a very exciting time to be joining the Ashurst team.” 

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