Katie McMullan

Katie McMullan

Senior Associate

Email katie.mcmullan@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5473

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Top global technology and consumer-facing businesses seek Katie McMullan's advice on privacy and cybersecurity strategies and policies. She regularly advises on e-Privacy matters, including data-driven marketing strategies, personalisation activities and cross-device tracking. 

Katie has extensive experience in developing global compliance programs, cloud-based services, outsourcing arrangements and data transfer solutions (including Binding Corporate Rules and Binding Corporate Rules for processors). 

Prior to returning to private practice in 2011, Katie worked in-house as a data protection and freedom of information specialist for the BBC and has undertaken a number of client secondments. As a result, she understands business as well as law and uses this first-hand, practical experience to provide real-world, commercial advice to our clients.

Katie was a contributor to 'European Privacy; Law and Practice for Data Protection Professionals' (IAPP, 2019).

Education and admissions


BCA, Victoria University of Wellington, 2005

LL.B., Victoria University of Wellington, 2005

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

New Zealand

Representative experience

Conducting due diligence and providing strategic advice on the acquisition of a technology-based online advertising business.

Drafting data processing agreements to deal with the international transfer issues associated with centralising an HR database outside the EEA.

Regular client secondments, such as supporting a U.S. media and entertainment company with European data privacy matters, policy development and contract negotiations.

Advising a number of global companies on the development and implications of the new EU data protection framework.

Designing a vendor engagement strategy and handbook for the procurement team at a cloud services provider.

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