He is one of the authors of the UK Data Protection Act 2018 that implemented the General Data Protection Regulation. He has extensive experience of regulatory compliance in matters of data protection in Europe and globally. James has been an ad hoc advisor to various UK Members of Parliament and Members of the European Parliament on this subject, as well as a range of IP and dispute issues.
As a Chair of Police Tribunals, James has considered and ruled on data protection issues arising in the context of data and policy breaches. He has also trained three police forces on data compliance.