Robert Bond


Robert Bond is a Solicitor and Notary Public and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional. He has over 40 years of experience as a legal expert and author in the fields of e-commerce, computer games, media and publishing, data protection, information security and cyber risks.

Robert is listed in Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for Data Protection where he is described as “astounding” and in Band 1 for Data Protection in Chambers UK 2019 where clients describe him as “absolutely exemplary” and the fact that his knowledge of data protection law is “astounding, and his application equally impressive.”

He is named in the National Law Journal’s list of 50 Governance Risk & Compliance Trailblazers, listed in Best Lawyers in UK in the practice area of Information Technology Law 2019 and has specialised in data protection & information security law since 1983.

He is a founder member of the UN Global Pulse Expert Group on Governance of Data and of AI, Vice President of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association, a Director and Trustee of South West Grid for Learning which is part of the UK Safer Internet Centre and runs Report Harmful Content, Chairman of the Governance Board of the Data Protection Network and a Director and Council Member of the Notaries Society.


  • BA (Hons) Law Wolverhampton University
  • Qualified as solicitor 1979
  • Qualified as notary public 1989
  • Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional
  • Companion of the British Computer Society
  • Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies

What others say

Robert is "very pragmatic, very responsive and commercial" Chambers and Partners 2020
Robert Bond "can make the complex simple and understandable." Chambers and Partners 2019
Robert Bond is "one of the most eminent lawyers in the data protection area" and "is one of the real specialists in the area." Chambers and Partners 2019
"Robert Bond ‘has provided exceptional support and advice in particular in relation to data protection and GDPR’." Legal 500 2019
"Robert Bond ‘has provided exceptional support and advice in particular in relation to data protection and GDPR’." Legal 500 2019
"...the team was recently bolstered by the arrival of Robert Bond." Legal 500 2017
“Robert Bond advises national and international clients on a wide range of data protection and information security issues for national and international clients. Sources are appreciative of his ability to offer "an informed, pragmatic response to rulings and legislations and a real depth of knowledge.” Chambers and Partners 2017

Recommended For

Data Protection and Information Law
Chambers and Partners 2020

Best Lawyers™ in the United Kingdom for Information Technology Law

Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity (leading individual)
Legal 500 2020

Charities and not-for-profit
Legal 500 2020

Data - Data Privacy and Protection
Who’s Who Legal Global Elite Thought Leader 2019

Commercial Contracts
Legal 500 2017

IT and Telecoms
Legal 500 2017

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