Gateley Legal appoints data protection expert

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The London office of Gateley Legal has appointed Toni Vitale as a partner in its commerce, media, and technology team.

Toni will provide clients with effective solutions on how to navigate data protection and privacy regulations, comply with rules and avoid and protect themselves from data breaches.

Toni joins from JWM Solicitors where he headed up their data protection team. He has also led data protection and information teams at Addleshaw Goddard and Winckworth Sherwood. During his 30-year career as a technology, IT and digital media lawyer, Toni has advised clients across a wide range of sectors on data protection, privacy, regulations, compliance, GDPR, net neutrality, cyber security and reputation management. 

Toni commented: “I was attracted to the role at Gateley Legal because the business is going from strength to strength and has a very impressive, broad client base – all of whom have data protection and cyber needs.

“The Group already has a strong data protection and reputation management team in place, but I want to collaborate with the Gateley Legal team to build on this even further. I look forward to playing an instrumental role in growing this part of the practice both regionally and nationally.”

Paul Hayward, partner and head of Gateley Legal’s London office, said: “We’re really excited to welcome Toni and think he will add real value to the business and our clients. His skills, knowledge and expertise are something that more and more of our clients are looking for, as data and cyber breaches become increasingly common.”

Gateley Legal has expanded its data protection team over the last few years in line with the introduction of significant changes to UK data privacy laws. The team advises a broad range of clients on data protection compliance, risks associated with data breaches, privacy, sharing agreements and more. 

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