Senior Principal, Promontory
John is a senior principal in Promontory’s privacy and data protection team. John advises clients on all aspects of compliance with data protection laws and regulations. Prior to joining Promontory, John worked at the U.K. Ministry of Justice where he was the government’s lead negotiator on the EU General Data Protection Regulation. This work involved leading the U.K. delegation to the Council of the European Union’s DAPIX expert working group in Brussels, developing the government’s policy position on the GDPR, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and advocates, and regularly briefing ministers.
John also represented the U.K. at the European Commission’s Article 31 Committee, which was responsible for determining the adequacy of non-EU data-protection regimes. He earlier represented the U.K. government in negotiations on reviewing The Hague Conventions on International Child Abduction and led the government’s outreach to domestic Muslim communities on issues related to family law. John also carried out a comprehensive review of the U.K.’s claims management regulatory regime for the Ministry of Justice.