Mark Young advises clients on data protection, cybersecurity and intellectual property matters. He has particular expertise in regulatory compliance and legislative advocacy, cyber and data security incident preparation and management, 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 EU General Data Protection Regulation."
Mr. Young has over ten years of experience advising global companies, particularly in the online/e-commerce, technology, health and pharmaceutical sectors, on all aspects of data protection and security. This includes providing practical guidance on analyzing and using personal data, transferring personal data across borders, and potential liability exposure. He specializes in advising in relation to new products and services – particularly in the technology and health sectors – and providing strategic advice and advocacy on a range of EU law reform issues and on references to the EU Court of Justice (e.g., regarding data privacy, data retention and cybersecurity, and more broadly, including cloud computing, ecommerce, online liability, IP enforcement and software related policy).
For cybersecurity matters, he counsels clients on internal practices to protect business-critical information and comply with national and sector-specific regulation, and on preparing for and responding to cyber-based attacks and internal threats to their networks and information. He has helped a range of organizations respond to cyber and data security incidents – including external data breaches and insider theft of trade secrets – through the stages of initial detection, containment, notification, recovery and remediation.
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 that has nearly two decades of experience conducting global notice and takedown programs to combat internet piracy.