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Sam Berriman

Sam BerrimanAssociate

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I’m an Associate in Lewis Silkin’s Data, Privacy & Cyber team. I have extensive experience providing multinational organisations in a range of sectors with pragmatic advice on data, privacy, and cyber law issues and have a particular interest in emerging and innovative technology such as artificial intelligence.

I assist a host of different types of businesses on all manner of data, privacy and cyber law compliance matters, including: website and workplace privacy notices; data protection policies; data processing agreements; data protection impact assessments; internal and external data sharing arrangements / compliance; data subject rights requests; data breaches; cookie compliance; regulatory queries and complaints; data protection issues in corporate transactions; and co-ordination of international projects, among various other things.
Having originally completed my training contract at Lewis Silkin, I also spent time in our Employment and Digital, Commerce and Creative teams as well as completing secondments to a multinational online publisher and to the Rights and Contracts team of a charity in the Film and Television sector. As such, I have a broad range of experience understanding, managing, and resolving the vast array of challenges experienced by businesses in a wide variety of different contexts.

Some examples of my recent work includes:

  • a part time secondment to a multinational online publisher to help manage their international data transfers update project;
  • assisting a global pharmaceutical company on its management of and response to a data breach;
  • drafting an AI checklist and guide in relation to the relevant considerations for a global financial services organisation to ensure their development and use of AI complies with relevant legal requirements around the world;
  • advising a multinational financial services provider on various elements of their approach to marketing, cookies, and adtech;
  • assisting an international organisation in their project to update their data processing agreements with their vendors to ensure compliance with international data transfer requirements;
  • advising on and co-ordinating quarterly data, privacy, and cyber law updates covering 10 jurisdictions for a global financial services business;
  • advising a global organisation on the use of open-source AI large language models; and
  • advising an online platform on the applicability of the Digital Services Act in various contexts.

Outside of my legal work, I’m also a member of Lewis Silkin’s Education and Social Mobility Committee, assisting with the firm’s various initiatives in this area.

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