F. Franklin Akinsuyi (LL.B, B.L, MSc, LLM) (CRISC)
Founder and Course Director DataLaws
A law graduate, 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.
Over the past 20 years, he has advised numerous global organisations on how to meet their data protection & privacy, information security and risk obligations.
Franklin has established himself as a leading General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Consultant.
Currently Serving as a GDPR SME to the worlds largest Building society, Franklin has also held Global Privacy Officer and Group Head of Data Protection and Privacy positions, roles which encompassed both strategic and BAU responsibilities which included amongst other remits, advising on Business Process Outsourcing within and outside the EEA, Data Protection and Privacy Contract Clauses, Third Party Due Diligence, Data Transfers, Marketing Campaigns, Regulator Liaison, GDPR Preparation, Subject Access Requests, Data Breach Notifications, Data Protection and Privacy related Complaints Handling, Developing Training and Awareness Programmes.
Franklin’s role at DataLaws also includes being Course Director and Presenter, utilising his experience in providing training and awareness programs for organisations he has consulted for over the past 20 years.
He has experience in corresponding with Data Protection regulators on complex Data Protection and Privacy issues including:
- Data Breach Notifications and Investigations
- Data Subject Access Response Complaints
- Marketing Suppression Queries (TPS,MPS)
- General Data Protection Complaints
- Business Process Outsourcing outside of the EEA
Franklin has been a Data Protection consultant for one of the UK’s largest utility companies and served as senior privacy manager for a large cardholder financial organisation in the UK.
He has also been a consultant to the UK’s leading technology law firms where he provided advice on GDPR and data protection officer role related activity.
Franklin also served as privacy and security consultant to a start up social media company in the UK. He was also involved in drafting the Legal and Data Protection and Privacy sections of the Cyber Security Strategy and Policy of a West African country.
As a member of the 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 a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association as well as the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
He also has written a number of articles on Cybercrime, Data Protection and Privacy and has been a contributory editor for Dataguidance www.dataguidance.com