Addressing Data Privacy: Managing The Risk Of Future Liability

Increasingly issues are being raised around risks relating to data, which can have a significant impact on current and future valuations and liabilities.

Due diligence assessments play a vital role in understanding potential risk, liability and reputational exposure coming out of a transaction. Understanding and assessing these risks involves a combination of due diligence in privacy, data protection, cyber security and data management skills.

The aim of this webinar brings together experts from the cyber, privacy and legal worlds covering topics on:

  1. How future liability may arise in a deal involving the transfer of data assets.
  2. Future liability where revenue forecasts may be based on the monetisation of data sets or a business model which fail to meet baseline GDPR or CCPA requirements.
  3. Understanding how to assess your potential exposure to cyber- exploitation or legal claims based on historic data breaches; and
  4. How this is critical to determining the extent to which future fines or legal liability have been factored into revenue and cost models.


Lorenzo Grillo is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in London. He specializes in cyber security. His primary areas of concentration are IT and cyber security risk management, security strategy and governance, security organization and skill assessment, incident and crisis management, security operations centers design and implementation, business continuity, identity and access management, information governance and protection, application integrity, IT governance, and digital transformation.

With more than 30 years of experience in information technology (IT) and 23 years of experience in information security, Mr. Grillo has advised the top management and board of directors of many enterprise organizations and private equity firms on sell-side and buy-side due diligences and risk assessment for their portfolio companies.

Matthew Negus is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes & Investigations practice in London. He brings more than 15 years of experience in complex privacy and data protection matters. He specialises in leading privacy compliance assessments and global change programs driven by GDPR, specifically in the design of privacy governance arrangements including resourcing levels, reporting lines, DPO designation and allocation of privacy responsibilities across business areas and back-office functions. Mr. Negus has worked with clients across a range of industries such as banking, insurance, technology, property development, retail and leisure.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Negus spent more than five years in the Global Privacy & Data Protection consulting practice at Promontory (an IBM Company). He began his career at the Information Commissioner’s Office and held a number of in-house and consulting roles, including more than four years as the EMEA Privacy Compliance Lead at BNY Mellon.

Hazel Grant is the head of the Privacy, Security and Information group at Fieldfisher, specialising in data protection and information law.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

10:00 - 10:45 London Time


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    Lorenzo Grillo
    Managing Director, Disputes & Investigations
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