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Kerry Berchem

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Kerry spent two and a half years working as an in-house lawyer at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and during that time was tasked with becoming its resident expert on data protection.  She had responsibilities including:

    • attending external meetings on the development of the draft Data Protection Law and advising the Commission of the implications of the impending changes;
    • developing internal policies and procedures to deal with a variety of data protection issues, including the cross-jurisdictional exchange of data between regulators and supervisory bodies;
    • commencing the process of auditing legacy data; and
    • handling the initial subject access requests received by the Commission once the new law came into force in May 2018.

Since leaving the Commission Kerry has worked as Head of Legal for an international online gaming company authorised by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.  In this role Kerry was tasked with developing and handling data protection, including the implications for marketing, data mapping and the setting up of processes for the management of high volume data subject access requests.  Kerry can therefore provide advice to a range of companies from all sectors, not just the finance industry, on all aspects of data protection law.

Kerry has an Honours degree in law from the University of Warwick and qualified (in 1998) as an English solicitor with a leading City firm.  Kerry has a number of years of experience working in private practice and industry roles with a focus on regulatory law which started early in her career on secondment to the Bank of England as a newly qualified lawyer in the City.  Kerry also works closely with the Bailiwick of Guernsey Data Protection Association, an organisation aimed at promoting knowledge and understanding of data protection in Guernsey.