SUBHALAKSHMI KUMAR advises international clients on a wide range of data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity issues, including advising on compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the UK Data Protection Act 2018, and ePrivacy legislative frameworks such as the EU ePrivacy Directive and the UK Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). Subhalakshmi has been closely tracking and advising on the EU’s package of new digital data legislation, including the EU’s Digital Services Act and the proposed EU Data Act, as well as the EU’s cyber reforms, including the NISD2 and the proposed Cyber Resilience Act. Subhalakshmi has also assisted clients with their response to emerging UK privacy and digital data laws, including the newly proposed Data Protection and Digital Information Bill and UK Online Safety Bill (OSB).
Subhalakshmi has a particular interest in novel technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI). She closely monitors relevant developments in and advises on emerging legal and regulatory frameworks on AI in the EU and UK. Drawing on her experience advising clients on GDPR and other global compliance projects, she assist clients with the development and implementation of AI compliance projects. She also regularly publishes insights on the EU’s proposed AI Act and the UK’s AI Strategy.
Subhalakshmi trained and qualified as a solicitor in Sidley’s office in London, where she also gained experience in the firm’s Restructuring, M&A and Private Equity, and Litigation practices.