Data Protection Consultant
Privacy Laws & Business
Valerie is a qualified solicitor and throughout her legal career has specialised in data protection matters as well as IT and intellectual property law. Having qualified as a solicitor at Clifford Chance, the London based international law firm, Valerie went on to work in the in-house legal department of the Royal Mail Group plc where she was the principal data protection adviser.
Valerie now works as an independent consultant advising large and small businesses in the public and private sector on all aspects of data protection and freedom of information. This includes data related projects, auditing, setting up internal business policies and procedures, and addressing the impact of proposed new legislation. She runs training workshops on data protection and FOI for Privacy Laws & Business (a leading privacy consultancy) and the British Standards Institution (for whom she is an accredited tutor for the ISEB Data Protection qualification), and also provides in-house training for clients. Valerie is a contributing editor to the Privacy Laws & Business UK and International Newsletters and frequently speaks at privacy conferences.