Bal is an experienced Solicitor, COLP (Compliance Officer for Legal Practice) and holder of a GDPR Practitioner’s Certificate with almost 20 years of experience across a broad range of practice areas.

Having co-founded a successful legal practice in 2002, specialising in both contentious and non-contentious work, Bal decided to follow the compliance route for the next stage in his career and began to focus solely on privacy and data protection.

Having successfully helped to design and implement GDPR compliance programmes across the education, public and private sectors he is an experienced privacy lawyer well versed in the GDPR as well other national and international privacy laws. His work involves all aspects of data protection compliance including drafting policies and procedures, advising on lawful processing, marketing international transfers and Brexit planning.

Bal’s work has encompassed working with teams across business, technology, HR and technology functions to implement and embed privacy by design as well as dealing with ad-hoc queries for business as usual activities.

Bal is currently engaged as Global Privacy Counsel for the world’s third largest travel technology solutions provider where he is involved in all aspects of the business’s global privacy compliance programme.