Our story, our value

Who we are

ProDPO™ has provided data protection advisory services to organisations since 2018 when it was established by the law firm Wedlake Bell LLP. We assist with comprehensive day-to-day DPO services, on-demand or ad-hoc support, as well as transactional support.

We are practical, quality-focused and experienced lawyers able to provide ‘plug and play’ advice on data protection issues in the private and public sector. Our team comprises individuals with diverse skills and experiences and significant real-world experience from working for various organisations in-house as well as supporting our ProDPO clients over the years.

Data protection is all about risk-based approaches, balanced assessments and communications tailored to audiences. We pride ourselves on our expertise in legitimate interest assessments and data privacy impact assessments relating to novel data processing. Our passion for technology coupled with exposure to dealing with multi-sectoral regulatory requirements has helped us develop expertise in answering more complex data protection questions.

Meet the team

Alexander Dittel


Email: alexanderdittel@prodpo.com

With over 10 years of experience in data protection and technology, Alexander supports international clients with specialist advice on matters involving data in business and technology, transactions and disputes, as well as general data protection compliance and cyber security matters. Alexander acts as a professional data protection officer (DPO) for numerous clients.

Alexander offers a critical view on the proportionality of data processing in new technologies including AI and automated decision-making with a drive to finding appropriate solutions, expertise in mature legitimate interest assessments and adequate outcomes in Schrems 2 transfer impact assessments. He brings a measured approach to negotiating data protection aspects of transactions.

Alexander is the editor of the firm’s data protection podcast and contributor to PLC magazine, Privacy Laws & Business, Journal of Data Protection and other publications.

Alexander supports a variety of clients in the technology, social media, media, advertising, financial, pension, education, property, private wealth and other sectors.

Choy Lau
(Senior Associate)

Email: choylau@prodpo.com

Choy advises businesses and individuals on all aspects of employment law. Her clients cover a range of sectors including Legal Services, TMT, Health Services, Marketing, Manufacturing and Hospitality.

She is valued by her clients for being a strategic thinker and creative problem solver, with the ability to distil complex legal concepts into plain English and offer clear achievable strategies.

Her practice is a mix of contentious and non-contentious work, representing both Claimants and Respondents in the Employment Tribunal.

She advises on a full range of employment law matters including, unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, grievances and disciplinaries, redundancy, restructuring and recruitment, TUPE and works on employment aspects of corporate transactions.

Elizabeth Kilburn

Email: elizabethkilburn@prodpo.com

Elizabeth is an associate solicitor who advises clients on a broad range of data protection issues and regularly advises on complicated data protection matters.  Elizabeth regularly advises on data protection impact assessments (DPIAs), data sharing arrangements and the impact of data protection law in complex areas such as direct marketing and the use of website cookies, and employee vetting. Elizabeth has written a number of White Papers including advising a client on the data protection implications of a digital migration of an application system, and advising clients on their roles as a controller or processor in the context of providing statutory services to local authorities, and conducting detailed background checks.

Maya de Silva
(Trainee Solicitor)

Email: mdesilva@wedlakebell.com

Maya advises clients on general data protection compliance, cybersecurity, and data subject access requests (SARs).

She has worked with a variety of clients including the technology, education and creative sectors. She also supports clients with advice on intellectual property and commercial matters.

She has co-authored publications with Alexander Dittel.