Pádraig Walsh

     Hong Kong  
     [email protected]
     +852 2573 5000


  • Corporate Privacy
  • Fintech Privacy
  • Internet platforms and apps


Pádraig Walsh is a partner working in the Corporate Commercial group of the independent Hong Kong law firm, Tanner De Witt. The firm joined PrivacyRules because it is a unique alliance of experts across all disciplines relevant to privacy and data protection. This provides Pádraig and his firm with immense support in providing global solutions to clients that need help in relation to privacy and data protection. I am honoured to act as its Chairperson, Pádraig tells us, and we are delighted for the energy and professionalism he puts in his endeavour.

Pádraig’s practice focuses on the legal issues arising from the commercialisation or use of technology, and he regularly advises clients on personal data, privacy and cyber security issues, including on.

  • data privacy laws and regulations in Hong Kong, and in co-ordination with local counsel, the PRC, the APAC region and globally
  • data privacy policies and personal information collection statements
  • data privacy process and compliance reviews
  • legal issues to consider in data privacy impact assessments
  • data processing and transfer agreements, including transfer impact assessments
  • personal data due diligence, management and transfer issues in mergers and acquisitions
  • data privacy by design and privacy by default advice
  • management of responses to data access requests
  • privacy issues in emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing and 5G
  • privacy issues in specific sensitive industry sectors, such as healthcare, life sciences, and education and on issues related to sensitive personal data
  • advice on the extra-territorial effect of significant privacy legal regimes such as PIPL, GDPR and CCPA

Tanner De Witt provides legal advice and support to its clients on issues arising throughout the data life cycle, from data privacy issues arising from data collection, processing and use through to data retention and destruction – both in Hong Kong and the PRC and around the Asia Pacific region and globally. The cybersecurity team at Tanner De Witt has experienced lawyers, and a professional network, to rapidly respond in a crisis situation to help clients meet multi-jurisdictional regulatory requirements and strategically manage legal risks.

The firm provides legal advice and representation in the following areas: Technology Media and Telecommunications, Corporate and Commercial; Banking and Finance; Financial Services Regulatory; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Insolvency and Restructuring; Employment; and Immigration. Tanner De Witt is proud to contribute to and participate in PrivacyRules, and to leverage its particular strengths for the benefit of its clients.