Danielle van der Merwe is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Technology Transactions Practice. Her practice focuses primarily on data privacy and cybersecurity, including advising clients on compliance with global information laws.
Ms. van der Merwe has extensive experience advising clients — across all industry sectors — on European data privacy laws, including the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the UK Data Protection Bill. She advises clients on complex data transfer solutions, including Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs), Model Clauses, and the Privacy Shield. Ms. van der Merwe also has experience advising on data privacy issues related to internal and external investigations (including FCPA investigations).
Ms. Van der Merwe’s representative experience includes advising:
- Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR), a global investment firm, on healthcare regulatory, privacy and security, and FDA aspects related to the sale of WebMD, a health information web portal operating in the US, the EU, and Asia Pacific region
- A large music industry company on privacy advice relating to vendor procurement and processing agreements
- Various global airlines and airlines parts manufacturers on their compliance with global data privacy laws (including the GDPR)
- Various organizations in the financial sector about their obligations under the GDPR