James works as a Legal Consultant within the Legal team of Considerati. He provides commercial and international organizations with legal advice in the field of privacy and data protection. He appreciates the challenges that are created when applying the data protection laws in practice and takes a pragmatic approach to ensure organizations understand, obtain and ensure compliance.
Before joining Considerati, James spent four years working in-house as a Legal Counsel and Data Protection Officer at a pan-European hospitality company. He gained experience in drafting and negotiating IT contracts, such as software agreements, service level agreements and data protection agreements. He also established the groups compliance and data privacy program, which among other things included creating and implementing data protection policies, data breach procedure, subject access request procedure and privacy management system.
James has obtained a master’s degree in European Competition Law and Regulation from the University of Amsterdam UvA. Furthermore, James has obtained the CIPM and CIPE/E certification from the IAPP.