David CookSenior Associate Solicitor, Cyber Crime Specialist Slater & Gordon
David is widely recognised as a national expert in the law surrounding cyber crime and data security. With that in mind, he has presented at and collaborated with various universities, has a client base that spans the length and breadth of the country and is often sought out by the media for opinion and commentary on current affairs in this area. David has represented various alleged members of the Anonymous, Lulzsec and TeaMp0isoN hacker groups. He also advises numerous international and UK based businesses with respect to computer-related matters. He recently gave seminars to various police divisions regarding effective methods of prosecuting cyber crime matters, was consulted by the Director of Public Prosecutions regarding social media prosecution guidance, and presented to a delegation of Chinese government officials regarding their attempts to harmonise Chinese data security practices with EU and US models.