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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

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Blog Post: 18 OCTOBER 2021

Representatives of over 30 nations to coordinate actions against ransomware

On 14 October 2021, the White House brought together the representatives of more than 30 national governments to address the transnational nature of the threat posed by ransomware attacks. The meeting…

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Blog Post: 04 OCTOBER 2021

EDPB opinion on the draft adequacy decision for South Korea confirms essential equivalence for cross-border transfers but requires further clarifications

On 27 September 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published its opinion on the draft adequacy decision of the European Commission in relation to the Republic of Korea (the Opinion). This…

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Blog Post: 20 SEPTEMBER 2021

European Parliament publishes briefing on ethical aspects of biometric recognition and behavioural detection techniques in public spaces

On 8 September 2021, the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs published a briefing about the report that considered the ethical issues surrounding…

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Blog Post: 06 SEPTEMBER 2021

Irish DPC issues a EUR 225 million fine against WhatsApp

The Irish supervisory authority (Irish DPC) published its final decision to impose a fine of EUR 225 million on WhatsApp Ireland Ltd (WhatsApp)(on 2 September 2021). This decision follows a…

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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