Anna Rawlinson, CIPP/E, CIPM is an Information Law solicitor with a broad corporate and commercial law background spanning two jurisdictions (UK and Poland).

Anna trained at an international law firm (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP) and qualified as a corporate lawyer before choosing to specialise in Information Law. She has helped clients successfully navigate Information Law issues in a variety of contexts: e.g. corporate transactions, contractual relationships, employment, insolvency and operational data protection / privacy (including privacy programmes), as well as e-marketing. She has acted for a broad range of clients, from start-ups and SMEs to multinational corporations and public sector clients.

Anna is an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and holds CIPP/E and CIPM qualifications.

Information Management

Anna supports clients across the full spectrum of Information Law issues, including data processing and data sharing agreements, information rights, data breaches and the management of various data protection risks and requirements e.g. cross-border data transfers or implementing data protection by design. She has considerable experience in deploying data audits and gap assessments and advising clients in relation to e-marketing and cookies.

She has also carried out multi-jurisdictional data protection impact assessments and worked with clients to develop and implement comprehensive data protection programmes.

Anna draws on her broader corporate and commercial law experience (gained in private practice and in-house) to provide clients with pragmatic and risk-based advice and support.

Academic Experience
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM, International Association of Privacy Professionals)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe) (CIPP/E, Association of Privacy Professionals)
  • City LPC and GDL at BPP Law School, London
  • Ph.D. in civil law (Nicolas Copernicus University, Poland)

Anna spends a large proportion of her free time building Lego with her two boys. Yoga and water sports (paddle boarding, windsurfing and kayaking) are her other strong favourites.