Jon Belcher Senior 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

Data Protection: How to plan for Brexit

Following the defeat of the Government's EU Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons on 15 January, the risk of a no-deal Brexit has increased and there remains considerable uncertainty about how data protection laws will apply after 29 March 2019.

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.

Articles by Jon

GDPR Update Training: Practitioner Certificate

Training

We are pleased to be able to share with you the details of our new GDPR Update: Practitioner Certificate course: on 29 - 30 January 2019.

High court dismisses latest data protection action against Google

News

A data protection claim that was potentially worth over £1 billion has been dismissed by the High Court.

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.

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Speaking Engagements

Blake Morgan's GDPR Update: Practitioner Certificate
Southampton

We are pleased to be able to share with you the details of our new GDPR Update: Practitioner Certificate course on 29 and 30 January.

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.