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Helen Yost
Senior Associate

Helen is a senior associate in the data advisory team at RPC, specialising in privacy, data protection and cyber security law.

Helen provides strategic advice to her clients on all aspects of their privacy law compliance, data sharing agreements, international data transfers and the data protection law implications and risks related to the introduction of new products, services and technologies.

Her practice includes advising on direct marketing/e-Privacy issues, as well as the data protection aspects of corporate transactions.  She also helps clients deal with major data security breaches and complex data subject access requests.

Helen has a background in general commercial law and has worked in-house for a US tech start-up. She is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and an attorney in Massachusetts, USA. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E).

Relevant work

  • Advising a multinational energy sector client on its data protection law compliance, including carrying out a comprehensive review and redraft of its privacy-related notices and other documents and drafting an intra-group international data sharing agreement 
  • Assisting a retail client with a significant cyberattack, including liaising with the external crisis management and IT forensics teams on containment and mitigation of the breach, drafting the required notifications to the regulator and data subjects and successfully resolving the matter with no regulatory action
  • Drafting a suite of template data sharing agreements for a utilities sector client, drafting and negotiating key service provider agreements and advising on access to information law
  • Advising a food industry client on data protection impact assessments and associated compliance documents in respect of its global HR and IT services arrangements
  • Providing advice to a pharmaceutical company client on its marketing activities, including producing a playbook for the business on compliant direct marketing practices