W. Kuan Hon



Of Counsel

Dr. W Kuan Hon is Of Counsel in the Privacy & Cybersecurity group at leading international law firm Dentons. An English solicitor and New York attorney with degrees in computing science as well as law, Kuan advises not only on data protection and security-related laws but also on broader tech law issues, particularly regarding cloud and AI. She is a member of the UK government's International Data Transfer Expert Council, an Editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy, and a guest lecturer for the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. Kuan previously volunteered for the UK Information Commissioner's Office, the UK National Cyber Security Centre, and the UN Privacy Preserving Techniques Legal Task Team. She is the author of "Data localization laws and policy - the EU data protection international transfers restriction through a cloud computing lens" (Edward Elgar, 2017) as well as numerous other articles and book contributions, and is regularly invited to speak at industry and other events.


Contributions by W. Kuan Hon

  • At the Sharp End of the UK’s Data Agenda: Moving Forward and Keeping Up
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK 2023
  • Data transfers: A triangle with zero trust, not zero risk?
    Privacy Perspectives
  • Security and Personal Data Breaches
    Speaker at Virtual Romania and Rhine-Ruhr Joint KnowledgeNet: 9 June 2021
  • Data Protection in the Cloud
    Speaker at Virtual Romania KnowledgeNet: 26 November 2020