Mark Young advises clients on data protection, cybersecurity and intellectual property matters. He has particular expertise in regulatory compliance, legislative advocacy and online IP enforcement.
According to the latest edition of Chambers UK (2017), he is "a trusted adviser - practical, results-oriented and an expert in the field." In 2016, it was noted that he "enjoys a growing reputation for his expert advice to a number of sophisticated clients on data protection and cybersecurity issues, and is particularly well thought of for his insight into the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation."
Mr. Young has over ten years of experience advising global companies, particularly in the online/e-commerce, technology and pharmaceutical sectors, on all aspects of data protection and security. This includes providing practical guidance on analysing and using personal data, transferring personal data across borders, and potential liability exposure. More broadly, he counsels clients on internal practices to protect business-critical information, and on preparing for and responding to cyber-based attacks and internal threats to their networks and information.
In addition to regulatory compliance, Mr. Young advises clients on a range of EU law reform issues, including data privacy and retention, cybersecurity, copyright, ecommerce, online liability, IP enforcement and software related policy. This includes strategic advice and advocacy on proposed legislation and on references to the EU Court of Justice.
In the IP enforcement space, Mr. Young represents right owners in the sport, media, publishing, fashion and luxury goods industries, and helps coordinate a team of internet investigators who conduct global notice and takedown programs to combat internet piracy.