Jon Belcher Associate

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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.


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


Jon’s Blog

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!

ICO fines charities for fundraising data breaches

On 6 December the ICO announced that it had issued monetary penalties of £25,000 and £18,000 to two of the UK's best known charities, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the British Heart Foundation.

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


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


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

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...

General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679)

the GDPR will become directly applicable in all EU member states and, despite Brexit negotiations, the UK Government has confirmed that it will be implementing these new rules in full. Designed to be more future-proof than its predecessor.

The Queen’s Speech and data protection - Keeping UK Data Protection “world class” and implementing the General Data Protection Regulation

The Queen’s Speech on 21 June set out the UK Government’s legislative programme included plans for a Data Protection Bill to ensure that the UK retains its “world-class” data protection regime.

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.