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James Castro-Edwards provides counsel on global data protection compliance projects for multinational companies, advises on data protection issues, and helps companies respond to data breach situations. He represents a broad range of clients including financial, media and technology organizations, and medical device and pharmaceutical companies. In addition to advising clients on data protection issues, James has created innovative data protection support, audit and training programs for clients.

Earlier in his career, James was in private practice and served as a Solicitor in the data protection group at PwC Legal. He is widely published in a variety of titles, a regular public speaker on data protection issues and wrote the text books on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and EU General Data Protection Regulation for The Law Society. He is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).


  • Providing data protection advice to The VII Foundation. The VII Foundation (pronounced ‘seven’) is a nonprofit media education organization transforming visual journalism by empowering new voices and creating stories that advocate change ( ).



  • J.D., Queen Mary University of London
  • Qualified at Japanese investment bank Mizuho International


  • England and Wales


  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/EU)