Robert Bond is a Solicitor and Notary Public and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional. He has nearly 40 years 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 for Data Protection where he is described as "astounding" and in Band 1 for Data Protection in Chambers UK 2017 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 the top 10 in “Who’s Who of Information Technology Lawyers 2014” and in "Who's Who Legal TMT 2017", "Best Lawyers in UK in the practice area of Information Technology Law 2017" and has specialised in data protection & information security law since 1983.
He is a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and South West Grid for Learning, a Board Member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association and ex officio member of their Executive Committee, Chairman of the Governance Board of the Data Protection Network, a founder member of the UN Global Pulse Privacy Advisory Group and an Ambassador for Privacy by Design.
BA (Hons) Law Wolverhampton University
Qualified as a Solicitor 1979
Qualified as a Notary Public 1989
Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional
- Data Protection and Information Law- Chambers and Partners (2019/2018)
- Best Lawyers™ in the United Kingdom for Information Technology Law (2019/2018/2017/2016/2015)
- Data Protection (Leading individual) - Legal 500 (2019/2018/2017)
- Charities and not-for-profit - Legal 500 (2019/2018)
- Data - Who’s Who Legal (2018)
- Data Privacy and Protection Thought Leader - Who’s Who Legal (2018)
- Commercial Contracts - Legal 500 (2017)
- IT and Telecoms - Legal 500 (2017)
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 2019/2018
Sources praise Robert Bond's "very level-headed and pragmatic approach," as well as his "long-term experience and insight," explaining that he "delivers a commercially practical solution." He regularly advises leading multinationals on data protection, drawing on additional experience in technology and IP issues. - Chambers and Partners 2018
"...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