F. Franklin Akinsuyi

Leading Expert in GDPR, Data Protection, Privacy and Information Security Laws
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Based in London UK, Datalaws covers the UK, EU, North Africa and North America

F. Franklin Akinsuyi (LL.B, MSc, LLM) (CRISC, CDPSE)

Founder and Course Director DataLaws

Franklin has over twenty five years’ experience providing multi-national global organisations advice on how to meet their cybersecurity, data protection & privacy and regulatory requirement obligations.

With a background in law as well as technology, Franklin has a passion for assisting organisations translate complex requirements into simple to understand solutions.

Franklin has technical hands-on as well as strategic planning skills and has been able to use his experience to deliver cost effective solutions to clients he has provided advice to.

He has experience in a wide range of industries including banking (retail, investment & private banking), building society, insurance, telecommunications, fast moving consumer goods, government, oil and energy, law firm and social media.

Roles he has performed include providing senior level advice on global data protection and privacy implementation, privacy advisory, security assurance as well as training.

Franklin has held the following positions for various organisations: Global Privacy Officer, GDPR SME, Group Head of Data Protection, DPO UK/Ireland and Global Travel Insurance, Security Consultant,  Information Security Officer, Security Assessment Consultant, Security Architect, Risk Assessor, Information Assurance Specialist, Sox Consultant, Technical Author and Policy writer and BS7799 Auditor.

Franklin has established himself as a leading global data protection and privacy consultant and subject matter expert (SME).

His cyber security experience includes designing, implementing and managing the information security architecture of the Woolwich OpenPlan Internet banking platform in the late 1990’s.

He has served as an information security consultant to a security products sales company where he advised clients on deployment of security products such as firewalls, intrusion detection, content filtering, access control, penetration testing, application security, vulnerability management, security policies and awareness training.

Franklin was also involved in drafting the Legal and Data Protection and Privacy sections of the 2014 Nigerian Cyber Security Strategy and Policy, he was a member of a senate subcommittee where his direct input and impact was advising that two legislations being reviewed for passage as data protection laws be scrapped and a new law be drafted as neither met international data protection law standards.

In his role as DPO he has advised, negotiated and reviewed data protection and privacy clauses as well as implementing and designing DPIA frameworks.

As a member of the UK Society for Computers and Law (SCL)he was part of a team that provided evidence to the House of Lords Technical Committee on Personal Internet Security.

Franklin is also the co-founder and Director of a leading Nigerian data protection compliance organisation (DPCO) where he designed and developed the data protection and privacy service offerings including data protection and privacy training.

Franklin has a masters degree in Computers and Communications Law from the Centre of Commercial Law Studies (Queen Mary and Westfield University of London) where he specialised in Data Protection, Privacy and Information Security Laws. He also has a masters degree in Business Information Technology from Middlesex University where he specialised in secure electronic transactions over the Internet. He is also CRISC and CDPSE certified.

Franklin has also written a number of articles on Data Protection including:

  • Data Protection and Privacy Nigeria, a Trillion Dollar Opportunity 2015
  • Combating Computer Crime in Africa, Proposal for Pan African Cyber Crime Legal Framework 2010
  • Nigerian Cyber Crime and Privacy Legislation, Time for Review 2010
  • Data Protection Legislation for Nigeria, the Time is Near 2008

Franklin Will Be Leading The Following Courses