Paul Nikhinson, CIPP/E, CIPP/US



Lead Counsel, Privacy

Paul Nikhinson is a Privacy Breach Response Services Manager with Beazley, the pioneer and market leader in data breach response insurance. As a senior member of Beazley's Breach Response Services Team, Paul supports Beazley insureds in all aspects of data breach investigations and has managed over 350 data breaches from initial evaluation through notification, with a specific focus on network security attacks against retail, healthcare, higher education, and financial institution clients. Paul brings that experience to bear in designing privacy risk management programs focused on helping clients minimize the odds of a data breach occurring in the first place, and establishing a framework to respond to a breach as efficiently and effectively as possible when prevention proves impossible.

Prior to joining Beazley, Paul practiced law with a focus on data breach response and data protection at a global law firm in San Francisco and London, where Paul advised several Lloyd's of London syndicates on the development and implementation of data breach response insurance products. Paul also previously served as privacy counsel to a US federal agency, advising on the interplay between legal and technical security issues. Paul is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, the Boston University School of Law, and is recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the US and the EU.


Contributions by Paul Nikhinson

  • From Theory to Practise: How an In-House Legal Team Takes Privacy Global
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2019
  • Data Breach Alert: Break Down the Silos, the Regulators Are Watching
    Moderator at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016