Phil Lee, Partner, Privacy and Information
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I am a partner in Fieldfisher's leading privacy and information law group, and head up the firm's US Office based in Palo Alto, California. My role as Fieldfisher's Head of US Office is to strengthen our relationships with our US clients and contacts and to provide European legal support during their working day.
My personal specialisms are in data privacy, digital media and disruptive technologies. In particular, I advise regularly on large global data transfer projects, internal information governance and accountability structures, and data protection risk management in the context of EU inward investment. A lot of my work also relates to behavioural targeting, product compliance and privacy by design. Outside of data privacy, I advise on a wide range of EU digital media, consumer protection and technology-related issues.
I am recognised as a digital media expert in the Legal 500, and advise predominantly private sector clients in the technology and life sciences sectors – ranging from leading brand mobile device manufacturers to medical devices companies, interactive entertainment platform providers to games publishers, and cloud service providers to app developers.
I am a regular contributor to Fieldfisher's 'Privacy and Information Law' blog and co-authored the IAPP's European Privacy: Law and Practice for Data Protection Professionals and Wolter Kluwers' Global Privacy and Security Laws. I speak regularly at a wide variety of events, including IAPP KnowledgeNets, the Association of Corporate Counsel's IT Privacy & e-Commcerce Committee meetings, and at events organised by DataGuidance.
In addition, I hold both Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe) (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Program Manager (CIPM) status, and am a member of the IAPP's Privacy Faculty.
In my spare time (when I have some!), I relax by playing with my kids, collecting Batman comics, and playing any video game that includes zombies, aliens or – ideally – both.