Ravi Naik is a leading solicitor in the field of data protection, data rights, and protecting human rights in a digital age.
Ravi is described in legal directories as “pioneering” and “a leading light in data protection”, whose “knowledge in the area is unparalleled”. His work has led to numerous awards, including being named the Law Society’s Human Rights Lawyer of the Year 2018 – 2019. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University’s Internet Institute.
Ravi has a prominent litigation practice concerning human rights, data and developing technology, such as agenda setting cases against Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, Google and the online advertising technology industry.
He is a recognised expert on the GDPR, Data Protection Act and related issues such as data breaches, compensation claims, ICO actions, subject access requests, “right to be forgotten” requests and human rights analysis of developing technology. He is also renowned for administrative and public law challenges, as well as regulatory matters. He has successfully litigated at every level, including cases before the Supreme Court and European Courts.
In addition to his legal practice, Ravi is a member of the Law Society’s Human Rights Committee, sits on the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, is on the working group of the Ada Lovelace’s institute’s “rethinking data” programme amongst many other positions and appointments.
He has also delivered numerous keynote speeches on the regulations of developing technology, including in Westminster and Washington DC. Ravi also regularly gives guest lectures and has work published by leading academic institutions, including Harvard University and Oxford University.