Jon Belcher Associate
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.
Our expert Jon Belcher explains the election result will have an impact on data protection law in the UK.
Ensuring your IT systems are secure is necessary not only as part of good business practice, but also because organisations holding information about individuals have specific regulatory obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.
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
On 7 August the government published a 'Statement of Intent' in relation to the new Data Protection Bill.
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
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
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...
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 - An A to Z of Commercial Contract "Boilerplate" clauses and some lessons from recent cases.