Abbiss Cadres Bolsters Data Protection Service With New Partner Hire

12 February 2021 | Guy Abbiss

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We are pleased to announce the addition of a new partner, Megan Shields, former Associate General Counsel of U.S. headquartered Webroot Inc, the global, anti-malware tech firm.

Megan will spearhead the expansion of Abbiss Cadres’s data protection and privacy offering to provide clients with a one-stop shop for EU and UK GDPR compliance and wider privacy solutions. Abbiss Cadres will now offer outsourced DPO services, Privacy Program creation and management, data protection training as well as its existing general personal data protection and privacy advice services.

Originally from the United States, Megan joins Abbiss Cadres LLP after 18 years in the technology sector. With extensive experience leading global teams to achieve Data Protection compliance, she specialises in making privacy and data protection compliance manageable for organisations.

Megan’s experience includes acting as a Global DPO for U.S headquartered companies, creating and delivering in-person and online global privacy compliance training, establishing and leading cross-functional compliance teams and implementing privacy-by-design frameworks across operations.

Megan Shields, Data Protection and Privacy Partner, stated:

Data protection and privacy compliance is a growing challenge for clients, particularly in an increasingly cross-border working environment. I am very excited to join Abbiss Cadres LLP and bring my experiences to bear to lead the development of a client focussed, one-stop service which delivers the practical assistance clients look for in order to lighten the burden of UK and international compliance.

Abbiss Cadres’s Managing Partner, Guy Abbiss, stated:

“Attracting high quality new partners like Megan allows us to showcase the calibre and breadth of the team we have built at Abbiss Cadres. Megan understands our ethos of delivering services which enable our clients to focus more on their business, particularly in the growing international context which most of our clients contend with on a daily basis. Megan’s experience working at the coal face of global data protection and privacy compliance gives her a fantastic insight into how services can be delivered to really make a difference to our clients. That is what we are about.”

For further information please contact Data Protection and Privacy Partner, Megan Shields on 0 207 036 8394.

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