Meet the team

Alison Deighton

Director and Co-Founder

Alison is an internationally recognised expert in UK and EU data protection regulation. Alison guides clients through complex privacy problems finding practical solutions that meet business and compliance needs.

Alison has particular expertise advising on overseas transfers of data, including advising on EU and UK BCR applications. Alison also supports businesses with managing significant data breaches, making regulatory reports and advising on remediation actions. She also regularly advises on contractual matters, negotiating and drafting data processing agreements for both controllers and processors. On the compliance side, Alison helps clients to design and implement privacy governance programmes and provides mentoring to DPOs and others starting their privacy careers.

Alison is a member of the IAPP and holds the CIPP/E certification.

Jenai Nissim

Director and Co-Founder

Jenai is a globally respected UK and EU data protection law expert with extensive experience advising organisations on global privacy requirements, negotiating multi-national data transfer agreements under the new data transfer regime, handling breach investigations, undertaking data protection audits, and providing data protection training.

Jenai also has significant experience advising organisations on GDPR data privacy compliance matters having successful set-up and embedded global privacy programmes for start-ups and global organisations.

Jenai is a member of the IAPP and holds the CIPP/E and CIPM certification. She also holds the PDP Practitioners Certificate in Data Protection and the ICA Certificate in Compliance. IAPP and holds the CIPP/E certification.

Emma Harrison

Legal Director

Emma has over 17 years of experience advising on data protection matters, both in-house, in the financial services and credit referencing sectors, and in private practice.

She has experience advising global organisations on privacy requirements including the EU and UK GDPR, negotiating data transfer agreements (including the mechanisms required for overseas transfers such as the new format EU Standard Contractual Clauses and Transfer Impact Assessments), drafting privacy notices and policies, advising on data breaches, interacting with regulators, conducting data protection audits, advising on marketing compliance issues, and drafting data protection impact assessments and legitimate interest assessments.

Claire Saunders

Professional Support Lawyer

Claire has extensive experience advising a wide range of private and public sector clients on data protection matters.

She has helped clients put in place data protection compliance programs, advised on day-to-day matters as well as assisting with innovative projects and urgent issues, such as data breach management. In her current role, Claire supports the team, assisting them in keeping their finger on the pulse in the ever-changing data landscape, ensuring the efficient delivery of high-quality client services.

Lisa Thorp

Senior Compliance Manager

Lisa has over 14 years’ experience advising on compliance and regulatory matters, including 4 years providing compliance advice on data protection.

Prior to joining HelloDPO, Lisa worked as the in-house DPO for a large global health organisation. While at HelloDPO, Lisa has advised a number of retail and hospitality organisations on data protection compliance and in particular how to protect customer’s personal data when conducting marketing.

Ian Pemberton

Data Protection Compliance Manager

Ian has over 7 years of legal experience. Ian advises businesses on a wide range of data privacy compliance issues and acts as the DPO for a number of clients.

Ian also undertakes data protection audits, carries out data protection impact assessments and provides data protection training.

Margo Riseborough

Executive Personal Assistant

Margo works in the Operations team at HelloDPO. Margo has extensive experience working in law firms in the UK and South Africa. Margo assists with managing the team and supporting with all aspects of service delivery.

Darcy Deighton

Darcy is an avid supporter of all things data protection related and loves protecting personal data. She’s one of the most innovative “technical and organisational measures” we have found so far.

Harry Nissim

Harry is the newest member of the team. Joining Darcy, he helps keep your personal data safe. Harry is a key part of HelloDPO’s wellbeing committee and loves doing yoga with his mummy. You can count on Harry to make an appearance on conference calls (whether or not he is invited to them) …!

Find out more about our sector specialisms in the DPO Directory

Alison Deighton
Alison Deighton
Director and Co-Founder
Alison is an internationally recognised expert in UK and EU data protection regulation. Alison guides clients through complex privacy problems finding practical solutions that meet business and compliance needs. Alison has particular expertise advising on overseas transfers of data, including advising on EU and UK BCR applications. Alison also supports businesses with managing significant data breaches, making regulatory reports and advising on remediation actions. She also regularly advises on contractual matters, negotiating and drafting data processing agreements for both controllers and processors. On the compliance side, Alison helps clients to design and implement privacy governance programmes and provides mentoring to DPOs and others starting their privacy careers. Alison is a member of the IAPP and holds the CIPP/E certification.
United Kingdom
+44 (0)7535 785 766
alisondeighton@hellodpo.com
Emma Harrison
Emma Harrison
Legal Director

Emma has over 17 years of experience advising on data protection matters, both in-house, in the financial services and credit referencing sectors, and in private practice.

United Kingdom
+44 (0)7917 284 383
emmaharrison@hellodpo.com
Jenai Nissim
Jenai Nissim
Director and Co-Founder
Jenai is a globally respected UK and EU data protection law expert with extensive experience advising organisations on global privacy requirements, negotiating multi-national data transfer agreements under the new data transfer regime, handling breach investigations, undertaking data protection audits, and providing data protection training. Jenai also has significant experience advising organisations on GDPR data privacy compliance matters having successful set-up and embedded global privacy programmes for start-ups and global organisations. Jenai is a member of the IAPP and holds the CIPP/E and CIPM certification. She also holds the PDP Practitioners Certificate in Data Protection and the ICA Certificate in Compliance. IAPP and holds the CIPP/E certification.
United Kingdom
+44 (0)7535 785 767
jenainissim@hellodpo.com
Ian Pemberton
Ian Pemberton
Data Protection Compliance Manager

Ian has over 7 years of legal experience. Ian advises businesses on a wide range of data privacy compliance issues and acts as the DPO for a number of clients. Ian also undertakes data protection audits, carries out data protection impact assessments and provides data protection training.

United Kingdom
+44 (0)7917 284 307
ianpemberton@hellodpo.com
Lisa Thorp
Lisa Thorp
Senior Compliance Manager

Lisa has over 14 years’ experience advising on compliance and regulatory matters, including 4 years providing compliance advice on data protection. Prior to joining HelloDPO, Lisa worked as the in-house DPO for a large global health organisation.

United Kingdom
+44 (0)7818 476 102
lisathorp@hellodpo.com
Claire Saunders
Claire Saunders
Professional Support Lawyer

Claire has extensive experience advising a wide range of private and public sector clients on data protection matters.

United Kingdom
+44 (0)7818 475 769
clairesaunders@hellodpo.com

Our Experience

Our experience speaks for itself, with global powerhouse brands, tech giants at the forefront of the data processing industry, rapid growth health tech start-ups, forward-thinking financial institutions, a challenger dating app, fashion giants, one of the largest entertainment and record label conglomerates in the world, shopping meccas, national broadcasters, the UK’s biggest free streaming service, and numerous Legal 500 firms all choosing HelloDPO as their trusted Data Protection Advisory Partner.

To find out more about how we can help you on your data protection journey, email
hello@hellodpo.com

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