Senior Managing Associates, Sidley Austin LLP
Francesca Blythe advises international clients on a wide range of data protection, privacy and cybersecurity issues. Francesca has in-depth experience with a number of industries, including asset management and private equity, payments, technology, e-commerce and manufacturing. She has a particular focus on life sciences, where she advises on a broad range of issues in relation to, for example, real-world evidence and secondary research, clinical studies and investigations, digital health and use of novel technologies (including artificial intelligence).
Francesca was previously in-house counsel at the largest international health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe. While there, she regularly gave advice on compliance and strategies relating to data protection laws, including subject access requests, privacy impact assessments, direct marketing campaigns, biometrics and employee monitoring. She also assisted in the planning and delivery of a UK-wide privacy audit and managed a global privacy compliance project.