Rosemary Jay is a senior attorney at Hunton & Williams. She joined from Pinsent Masons LLP where she was head of the Information Law Practice. Prior to that she was the head of the Legal Office of the Data Protection Registrar (now the Information Commissioner) for 12 years. She has practiced in privacy law for nearly 25 years and is recognized as one of the top lawyers in the area of data protection in the UK, with Chambers and Partners recognizing her in "Band 1" in data protection from 2011-2013. She advises on high-level privacy, data protection and confidentiality issues. Her practice covers all areas of information law. She has extensive experience advising on the UK Freedom of Information regime and also advises on interception, surveillance and monitoring under the Investigation of Regulatory Powers Act. Her clients include public bodies, multinationals and private organisations. She has advised non-EU states on the adoption and drafting of privacy laws.