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Sean Crotty



Sean is a Partner in our Commercial team who leads Weightmans’ Digital, Technical and Data team. He advises many high profile clients within the private sector (ranging from SMEs to listed companies) and public sector (including Police Authorities, NHS Trusts, local authorities and universities) on a wide range of strategic and complex data, IT, media, entertainment, commercial and intellectual property issues.

Sean is ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500.

In 2016 Sean was awarded the Legal Services Provider of the Year at the TIGA Awards in recognition of the excellent work provided by his team in the field of interactive video games.

Sean’s team (ranked by Legal 500) has also been recognised as a leader in its field, advising major clients in the private and public sector (see above) on a number of data related data issues ranging from GDPR compliance to strategic dataflow contractual frameworks, including complex international data transfers (particularly post-Schrems II and Brexit).

Examples of his work in this area include advising:

  • upon data protection issues relating to the Infected Blood Inquiry;
  • the operation and use of various insurance and healthcare databases including CUE, MIAFTR and MID (including data protection compliance and terms of use);
  • £multimillion software development agreement for a AAA rated video game;
  • a national fraud body on a standard user agreement for the insurance industry (including healthcare data sharing arrangements, database use and use of strategic data on an international scale);
  • the Motor Insurers’ Bureau in relation to the UK Government backed MyLicence Project;
  • upon the development of data sharing arrangements to create a database to assist in the detection and reduction of fraudulent claims, including those against healthcare providers professionals.
  • Dataflow frameworks and international data transfers (particularly post-Schrems II and post-Brexit).
  • upon the £multimillion procurement of a major police force’s content management system;
  • in relation to GDPR audits for many high profile public and private sector organisations, ranging from data use and legal processing to the assessment of supplier agreements, data sharing risk and privacy impact;
  • upon the £350 million Liverpool2 Project.

Sean has a wealth of experience advising clients in this area and regularly provides training courses in relation to various data issues. He is regularly published and quoted in the national press and industry publications (including Daily Telegraph, Financial Times and Insurance Post).

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