Joe heads up the UK Government team responsible for future UK data 'adequacy' arrangements that will facilitate cross-border data transfers post-Brexit. The policies, procedures, and capabilities associated with conducting data 'adequacy' arrangements are new to the UK Government, as they get repatriated from the EU to the UK, following Brexit. Joe's team works out of the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, the lead department on data protection policy. Prior to building this new team's capability, Joe worked in the Department for International Trade where he was Deputy Head of Digital Trade policy, advising the UK Government on digital and data policy for post-Brexit trade agreements. Prior to working for the UK Government, Joe was a lawyer, working as an associate in the London office of Covington & Burling, advising organisations and large multinationals on data privacy in a variety of contexts: public policy, litigation, regulatory enforcement, and compliance.