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Patrick Rennie


Patrick is a highly experienced data protection expert with specialist knowledge across the Film & TV, Interactive Entertainment and Betting & Gaming sectors.

“Data protection is a passion for me, but I understand that this might not be true for all our clients. My role is to help you understand how data protection applies to your business and the most effective way to solve your privacy issues. I pride myself on providing commercially focused advice to clients and explaining complicated matters in a clear, jargon-free way.

Whether you are a new business or an established multinational, you will need to consider GDPR and other data legislation. I have advised on almost every aspect of data protection, from conducting audits to acting as the DPO for a FTSE 250 company. If you have a question that relates to GDPR, cookies or direct marketing then I would be pleased to help.

My Film & TV experience means that I understand the lifecycle of a production and the data protection issues that will arise – such as appropriate wording in a Casting Director’s agreement or collecting health data of talent for the purposes of obtaining production insurance. I work with many games publishers and developers and provide advice on all aspects of personal data, with a particular focus on the Age Appropriate Design Code (also known as the Children’s Code). On the Betting & Gaming side, I work closely with our market leading gambling team and understand the regulatory obligations that operators face and how data protection fits into licensing requirements. On the Telecoms side of things, I have worked closely with Gordon Moir to assist clients (both b2b and b2c) on data protection compliance and the intersection between Telecoms regulation and data protection.”

The team is led by Patrick Rennie who is brilliant at explaining complex issues in simple (and entertaining) terms. His level of client service is outstanding and overall he is fantastic to work with.

Legal 500, 2024