Danielle van der Merwe advises multinational and UK clients on a range of data privacy and cybersecurity matters, including in connection with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Drawing on nearly a decade of experience, Ms. van der Merwe counsels a variety of global companies, leading financial institutions, and major funds on their most complex and sensitive data privacy issues. Her industry experience spans a number of cutting-edge sectors, including technology, social media, and gaming.
Ms. van der Merwe regularly advises clients throughout the corporate lifecycle, serving as an extension of their in-house legal team. She brings particular experience handling cross-border matters arising from product developments, transactions, and investments, including large-scale GDPR compliance reviews. Ms. van der Merwe also delivers sophisticated insight on privacy issues in connection with white collar investigations, both in the UK and internationally.
Her practice includes advising on:
- Complex data transfer solutions (including transfers in light of the Schrems II ruling)
- Sensitive internal and external investigations
- Strategic management of data breach incidents and regulatory inquiries
- Product counselling
- Data subject rights requests
- Online advertising, profiling, and marketing strategies
- Data sharing arrangements
- Training programs
- M&A transactions
A business-minded problem solver, Ms. van der Merwe offers a unique perspective on clients’ needs garnered from her secondment experience at several retail, health, insurance, and sports companies.
Ms. van der Merwe is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
In addition to her commercial work, Ms. van der Merwe provides privacy-related counsel to nonprofit clients on a pro bono basis.