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Jane Finlayson-Brown

Partner

London

Finlayson-Brown Jane
Jane Finlayson-Brown

Partner

London

Jane specialises in outsourcing, data, technology/IT and commercial transactions. She works on large scale outsourcing, procurement, and technology projects across a range of sectors, acting for both customer and suppliers. She advises on IT projects as well as business process outsourcings.

Jane’s transactional practice includes helping clients with transformational digitalisation projects that often have the use of data at their core but which often also involve the implementation of new technologies or processes. She is a highly experienced contracts draftsperson and negotiator and regularly works with colleagues in our financial services, payments and fintech practices more broadly to execute transactions that involve regulated financial services components as well as data protection issues.

She also regularly advises companies on the use of data in the provision of consumer and business products, including on issues relating to repurposing of data, profiling, AI, ad-tech and direct marketing.  She also advises on a wide range of other data protection issues such as data subject requests, data security breaches, data protection investigations, cross border data transfers (including in the aftermath of Schrems II), transfers of data to overseas regulators, customer relationship management, employee monitoring, data protection policies and procedures and website compliance issues. These projects often involve grey zone areas where there is a heightened privacy risk, where Jane helps companies make strategic decisions.

Jane is recognised as a Leading Individual for Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity (Legal 500, 2021) and was awarded “Best in Privacy and Data Protection” at the 2020 European Women in Business Law Awards. She worked alongside her fellow partner, Ben Regnard-Weinrabe to write a chapter on the intersection of payments and data protection requirements for FinTech: Law and Regulation (Elgar Financial Law and Practice series) Edited by Jelena Madir.

News & insights

Latest thinking - Brexit and its impact

Publications: 11 MARCH 2021

Data Protection Post-Brexit March 2021

Where are we now and what happens next?

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Person handling documents

Publications: 12 JANUARY 2021

Brexit certainty at last? An overview of the new EU-UK trading relationship

Following months of protracted negotiations and coming four and a half years after the UK voted to leave the EU, 24 December 2020 saw the EU and UK finally agree the shape of their future…

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Computer hardware

Publications: 09 OCTOBER 2020

Data Protection Post-Brexit - What to expect and how to prepare

The UK left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020, and the transition period agreed between the EU and the UK is due to end on 31 December 2020, with any further extension to that period ruled…

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: emerging data protection and cybersecurity guidance (Updated 18 June 2020)

The Covid-19 coronavirus is creating a need for organisations to process personal data, for a variety of specific purposes (including managing and protecting their workforce, customers and the…

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1994

Academic

CPE, The College Of Law, York, 1991

Law Society Finals, The College Of Law, York, 1992

BA (Hons), Music, Pembroke College, Oxford University, 1997