After many years experience as a lecturer in diverse areas of computing in the Scottish university sector and completing a programme of study for a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in IT and Telecoms Law, Tim founded Computer Law Training Ltd. He has been supporting businesses, charities and institutions in areas of information security and data protection (GDPR) as well as providing Data Protection training and CPD for lawyers, accountants and similar professions.
Until recently Tim was Convener of the Law Society of Scotland's Privacy Law Committee, which deals with issues around data protection and other aspects of privacy, responding to consultations on new legislation proposed by the Scottish Parliament, the UK Parliament, the European Parliament and other bodies. He held this position for over 6 years. He was also a member of the Law Society of Scotland's Technology Law and Practice Committee. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) and is certified by APMG International to deliver the 'Certified GDPR Practitioner' course.