Dr W Kuan Hon, Director

Dr W Kuan Hon, Director, Fieldfisher

I am a director in the Privacy, Security and Information group at Fieldfisher, focusing on data protection law and information law.

As I have a computing science degree and a passion for technology (especially technical security aspects), I enjoy working on projects relating to new and emerging technologies such as cloud computing and IoT. I also advise clients on security breaches and other security-related matters, such as NIS Directive issues. Other specialisms include international data transfers, where I am the author of Data Localization Laws and Policy: The EU Data Protection International Transfers Restriction Through a Cloud Computing Lens (Edward Elgar 2017).

A solicitor and (non-practising) New York attorney, I was formerly a finance/insolvency lawyer before moving into technology law, so I also enjoy assisting financial services clients on their data protection issues.

I am an Editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy. I was an invited observer to CISPE (the Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe) during 2017-2018 and a member of the British Computer Society’s Information Privacy Expert Panel during 2015-2017.

I am the lead author of eight chapters of Cloud Computing Law (OUP 2013), including the four chapters on data protection. I contributed to ENISA's January 2017 report on blockchain and security for financial institutions. My articles, many with collaborators, have been published e.g. by the Journal of International Data Privacy Law, Society for Computers and Law and Stanford Technology Law Review.

I regularly speak at industry events such as for Privacy Laws & Business' annual conference, Computing and TechUK.

In my spare time, I sing second soprano with the BBC Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus and other choral or opera group.