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Stewart Room
  • Stewart Room
  • Partner, London
  • +44 (0)20 7861 4850

Stewart is a partner in Field Fisher Waterhouse's Technology and Outsourcing Group, where he specialises in data protection, privacy and data security law.

Stewart is a dual qualified barrister and a solicitor holding full Higher Court Rights of Audience, with 20 years’ experience as a litigator and advocate. Stewart is rated as one of the UK’s leading data protection lawyers, with considerable expertise and reputation in data protection and data security matters. Legal 500 2010 says that “Stewart Room ‘has carved out a niche in data security’ and ‘has unparalleled depth of knowledge’.” Chambers UK 2011 says “Stewart Room has enviable technological expertise and brings his skills as a barrister to bear on contentious matters. Clients praise him as ‘rigorous, dynamic and always aware of the technological issues.’” Chambers UK 2012 says “Stewart Room is the kind of lawyer who inspires confidence and is an expert in advising on security breaches.”

Stewart has written three leading text books on information law, including the UK's seminal work "Data Security Law and Practice", published by Butterworths LexisNexis.

Stewart's key areas of specialisation include representing data controllers in regulatory enforcement action and defending them in litigation, cyber security and data security, handling data security breaches and other incidents, the technological aspects of data processing and managing international projects.

In 2008 Stewart was named as the Financial Times Legal Innovator of the Year, for his work with global IT companies on Privacy Enhancing Technologies. In 2010 his data security practice was Highly Commended by the FT Legal Innovators Awards.  Stewart is also a Director of Cyber Security Challenge UK, the President of the National Association of Data Protection Officers, a member of the InfoSec Europe Advisory Board and a member of the RSA Conference Europe selection panel. 

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