Kate Macmillan has joined PwC as a Director in its cyber security and data privacy legal team in London.She joins from Collyer Bristow and brings with her 20 years’ experience in data protection and privacy litigation, specialising in reputation management. She advises clients on the legal implications and risks associated with data breaches and the steps to take to help protect a company’s reputation - a key focus for the Cyber Security and Data Privacy practice at PwC, which Kate will lead on developing. Ms Macmillan said: 'I am excited to be joining PwC at a time when organisations are increasingly looking for support in meeting the demands of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).'
Data breach disclosures
The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its breach disclosure requirements will come into force from May 2018. PwC’s recent Global CEO Survey shows that CEOs around the world recognise the importance of getting their approach to data protection right - with 91 per cent of global CEOs believing that breaches of data privacy and ethics will have a negative impact on stakeholder trust in the next five years, but many still have a way to go to achieve compliance within the timeframe.
PwC’s Global CEO Survey findings are based on a global research sample of over 1,300 global leaders including 126 UK CEOs. More information can be found here: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ceo-agenda/ceosurvey/2017/gb