John Bowman

John Bowman

Speaker 2019

Senior Principal,
Promontory Financial Group (UK) Ltd

John is a Senior Principal in Promontory’s privacy and data protection team. John advises clients on all aspects of compliance with data protection laws and regulations. Prior to joining Promontory, John worked at the UK Ministry of Justice where he was the government’s lead negotiator on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This work involved leading the UK delegation to the Council of the European Union’s DAPIX expert working group in Brussels, developing the government’s policy position on the GDPR, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and advocates, and regularly briefing ministers. John also represented the UK at the European Commission’s Article 31 Committee, which was responsible for determining the adequacy of non-EU data-protection regimes. He earlier represented the UK government in negotiations on reviewing The Hague Conventions on International Child Abduction and led the government’s outreach to domestic Muslim communities on issues related to family law. John also carried out a comprehensive review of the UK’s claims management regulatory regime for the Ministry of Justice. John is a regular speaker on privacy matters and has delivered keynote addresses at the Sedona Conference and IAPP Data Protection Intensive. He has also had articles published by Thomson Reuter Practical Law, Bloomberg BNA, IAPP and the European Data Protection Law Review. John was appointed to the IAPP European Advisory Board in 2019.