The United Kingdom is an influential powerhouse in the global business arena. In the post-Brexit era, companies eager to harness the dynamic opportunities of this robust market and its diverse consumer base must adhere to local requirements in addition to those of the European Union.

The ICO takes strict measures in case of non-compliance with data protection regulations

Special attention should be paid to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the differences between the UK’s data protection rules and those of continental Europe, as well as the rigorous oversight enforced by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

In the world of business, data processing activities are inevitable. They underpin most, if not all, facets of operations across various sectors. It is therefore crucial to conduct these activities lawfully. A failure to maintain a robust data protection compliance system can result in substantial fines, operational halt, and reputational damage. In 2022, the ICO imposed 34 fines, with some of them being over several million pounds. 

At FIRST PRIVACY, we empower businesses to navigate the intricacies of the UK’s data protection landscape while maintaining alignment with their corporate objectives. Our team of international experts is adept at supporting UK entities of multinational corporations, guiding them through the unique legal nuances to ensure compliance while optimizing business performance.


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Companies' DPO


Our services

FIRST PRIVACY supports businesses by offering in-depth knowledge and expertise in privacy safeguarding, data protection, compliance assurance, and information security.

Our services start by assessing your processes and pinpointing areas for enhancement. Through a sequence of interviews, we map and scrutinize all data flows to, from, and within the UK, identifying potential risks and areas to improve. After completing the assessment, we provide you with a detailed gap analysis and recommend corrective measures in accordance with the UK GDPR, tailored to industry standards, as well as your company’s culture and objectives.

Your partners in daily operations

We are committed to offering unwavering support to our clients by helping them establish and maintain a compliant data protection system, and serving as the appointed Data Protection Officer (DPO) or UK representative.

Our bespoke services include:

  • Data mapping;
  • Creation and maintenance of records of data processing activities;
  • Formulation of data protection policies;
  • Handling data subject enquiries;
  • Responsive action to data breaches;
  • Training;
  • Data protection audits;
  • Support on international data transfers to and from the UK.


Dive into the UK market with confidence, backed by the expertise of FIRST PRIVACY. We ensure that your data processing aligns with local regulations, protecting your business and fostering growth in this thriving and complex marketplace.

Contact Person

Fábio Cavalcante

Fábio Cavalcante, LL.M.

Senior Privacy Counsel


Phone: +49 421 69 66 32-886

Fábio regularly advises UK companies on compliance with the Data Protection Act, the UK GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).

His responsibilities include among others, conducting comprehensive data mapping, gap analysis and providing remediation plans to address gaps as well as designing procedures for data subject requests and handling data breaches. Furthermore, he is experienced in giving trainings to raise awareness of data protection within groups of companies and has a special focus on UK websites / apps, marketing activities, HR-related questions and international transfers from the UK to third-countries.

After studying law at the University of São Paulo (USP) and doing his Master of Laws at the Humboldt University of Berlin, he is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Bremen. In the course of his academic career, he also was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Oxford (Commercial Law Centre, Harris Manchester College) and at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome.

Languages: English, German, Portuguese and Spanish.