Mark Webber, US Managing Partner, Technology & Privacy
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I am Fieldfisher's US Managing Partner and a European lawyer and English solicitor. I'm one of a few leading EU privacy and technology specialists based full time in Silicon Valley. My daily workload focusses on data regulation and EU technology transactions (particularly those with a disruptive component).
For 20 years I have been advising clients selling and buying technology and on the regulations that may impact these sales and solutions. I have particular expertise where cloud, digital and online technologies converge and leverage data in order to deliver value. I spend a lot of time helping US business understand and grow in European markets. I negotiate deals, help explain regulations and work to explain compliance in order to reduce friction in the contracting process.
With EU/US personal data exchanges so fundamental to US technology offerings, a large proportion of my time is spent assisting with large global data transfer projects, GDPR "readiness", internal governance and accountability structures and on data protection risk management. I also know my way around Europe's consumer and internet laws.
I'm a technology industry insider acting primarily for high-growth or large tech sector businesses. With so much reliance on technology across industries, I often draw on these skills as enterprises from other sectors look to deploy technology or collect and protect data within their own operations.
I am recognised as an expert in the Data Privacy & Protection and Information Technology chapters of Who’s Who Legal: Data 2019.
I am a regular speaker at key privacy and technology industry events (such the ACC IT Privacy & e-Commerce Committee, RSA Security Conference, DataGuidance, TrustArc and OneTrust). I am a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) training faculty and hold and regularly train the CIPP(e) European data certification. I co-authored the UK chapter of Global Security and Privacy Law published by Wolters Kluwer.
When not working you can find me with my family somewhere in the great outdoors – skiing, biking, camping and paddle-boarding accompanied by a myriad of kit and gadgets.
I am a registered Foreign Legal Consultant with the State Bar of California.