PwC Legal New Zealand appoints new privacy law head

Polly Ralph returned from the UK to lead the practice

PwC Legal New Zealand appoints new privacy law head
Polly Ralph

PwC Legal New Zealand has appointed data privacy expert Polly Ralph as head of its privacy law practice, reported the New Zealand Law Society. 

Ralph returned from the UK to lead the team. Prior to taking this new role, she headed up the data protection strategy, legal and compliance practice at PwC UK for more than three years.

She has been practising in data privacy in New Zealand and the UK for over 17 years. She advises clients on a broad range of data privacy matters, such as privacy breach readiness, response and remediation, legal compliance assessments, data sharing and vendor contracts, offshoring of personal information, and drafting privacy policies and processes.

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Ralph began her legal career with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and the NZ Police. She then relocated to the UK and took on legal roles at BBC and Domestic & General in London. In 2016, she joined PwC UK as a senior manager.

Ralph has been inducted as a Fellow of Information Privacy − one of the highest designations conferred to privacy professionals by the International Associate of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Moreover, she trained for and attained IAAP’s Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certifications.

In addition to her legal work, she sits on the working group of the Privacy Foundation New Zealand and frequently speaks at data privacy events and conferences.

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