Jon Belcher Associate

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Contact Details

Jon specialises in information governance law and advises on data protection compliance, information sharing and freedom of information issues.

Main areas of practice

Jon has experience of drafting a range of commercial contracts, including those relating to e-commerce, IT procurement and outsourcing, website and app development and publishing.

Jon has advised clients on data protection issues in relation to the exploitation, sharing and security of personal data. He has experience of drafting various agreements relating to data products and has provided advice on the data protection implications of commercial transactions including data export and direct marketing campaigns.

Jon also advises public sector clients on their compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations.

Clients

Jon advises clients in both the private and public sectors on their compliance with Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation.

Expertise

Jon’s Blog

Credit reference agency fined £500,000 for serious data breach

The Information Commissioner's Office has today (20 September) issued a monetary penalty notice to credit reference agency Equifax Limited for serious breaches of data protection law.

What does the election result mean for data protection?

Our expert Jon Belcher explains the election result will have an impact on data protection law in the UK.

Nuisance call company receives record fine

The ICO has issued a £400,000 penalty to Keurboom Communications Limited for breaches of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. Keurboom had made nearly 100 million automated marketing calls over an 18 month period!

Articles by Jon

Government announces more details of data protection bill

Press Release

On 7 August the government published a 'Statement of Intent' in relation to the new Data Protection Bill.

Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

Article

From 25 May 2018, all organisations will need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Whilst the GDPR is EU law and therefore potentially affected by Brexit

Wearable technology at work: why HR needs to get involved

News

Jon Belcher, Senior Solicitor in our Data Protection team and Charlotte Marshall, Trainee Solicitor in our Employment law team, look at the increasing use of wearable technology at work (such as Apple watches, Google Glass and Fitbit)

Related Knowledge & Resources

Online platforms and regulation - too successful for their own good? Why the EU's proposed regulation of platforms will apply in the UK regardless of Brexit

Our expert Simon Stokes looks at why the EU's proposed regulation of platforms will apply in the UK regardless of Brexit

Consent and Direct Marketing: What is informed consent in the UK? The decision of the First-tier Tribunal in Xerpla Ltd v The Information Commissioner

In this article, our expert Simon Stokes looks at what is informed consent in the UK in relation to the decision of the First-tier Tribunal in Xerpla Ltd v The Information Commissioner.

A Data Protection Bill - Fit For the Digital Age?

The Data Protection Bill (the Bill) was placed before the House of Lords on Wednesday (13th September). A copy of the Bill in its current form was published shortly afterwards and can be found...

Commercial Law Briefing: Getting the Boilerplate Right

Commercial Law Briefing: Getting the Boilerplate Right - An A to Z of Commercial Contract "Boilerplate" clauses and some lessons from recent cases.