Katie McMullan

Katie McMullan


Email [email protected]​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

Leading numerous global privacy compliance projects and carrying out comprehensive data protection compliance assessments

Strategic advice for participants in the ad tech industry on how to address notice and consent obligations and legitimise data processing activities in practice


Advising a number of global companies on the development and implications of the General Data Protection Regulation in practice


Assisting multinationals to devise and implement workable strategies to legitimise international data flows, for example when centralising an HR database outside Europe

Advice for international businesses operating in or looking to enter the UK market on the implications of Brexit

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