Vishnu Shankar is a special counsel in Proskauer’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Privacy & Cybersecurity Groups in the London office. He practices in two related areas, namely: data privacy and cybersecurity, and technology and intellectual property transactions.
Vishnu’s clients are in a variety of industries, including financial services and payments, asset management and private equity, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, IT, and transportation. Vishnu is recommended by The Legal 500 UK where clients note his “excellent attention to detail, an amazing work ethic and tremendous research skills.” In 2018, he was selected as a Thought Leader in Privacy by DataGuidance.
Vishnu provides practical and strategic advice regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), E-Privacy laws, the NIS Directive (Cybersecurity Directive), and international data transfers (including compliance with Schrems II). He also has significant experience in assisting clients with remediating high-stakes multi-jurisdictional cybersecurity breaches, including responding to regulators. Vishnu also works with clients on public policy matters, including India’s efforts to enact a new data protection law.
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