Jon Belcher

Specialist in Data Protection & Information Governance

Jon is a commercial lawyer, specialising in data protection and information governance helping clients comply with all areas of data protection law.

Jon’s practice includes drafting privacy notices, handling complex subject access requests, dealing with significant data breaches and carrying out data protection audits. In addition, Jon has wide experience of drafting commercial agreements, with a specific focus on data sharing and processing arrangements and data transfers. He regularly delivers bespoke training to clients and publishes articles on information governance issues.

Jon’s experience includes advising a range of private sector companies as well as governmental, regulatory and other public bodies on data protection compliance. He has previously spent time on secondment with a major financial services client, a large public body and a significant data analytics business.

Prior to retraining in law, Jon spent three years working at the Information Commissioner’s Office, where he was a senior complaints officer.


Experience

  • Assisting a client who had suffered a major data breach, including advising on containing the breach, managing publicity and notifications to the Information Commissioner’s Office and affected individuals
  • Advising a retail client on the use of customer data in the adtech sector, including obtaining appropriate consents, data sharing and data transfer issues
  • Providing strategic advice to a national public body on the provision of remote learning during the Covid pandemic, including provision of services, commercial agreements and complex data sharing issues
  • Delivering bespoke, in-depth data protection training courses for individuals in a large charitable institution, covering topics such as fundraising, employment and management of volunteers
  • Advising a client subject to a formal investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office, including drafting responses to the regulator and advising on possible outcomes to minimise risks for the client

Publications

Jon has a regular monthly column in Business Matters magazine.

Jon’s updates

A price worth paying? Conservatives fined £10,000 for spam emails

June 07, 2021

Billion-pound claim against TikTok for breaches of personal data of children

May 04, 2021

Data scraping – the risks of publicly available data

April 19, 2021

‘Pro-growth’ data reforms bring opportunities and risks

March 15, 2021