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A giant on the British legal scene for three decades, Keith Schilling is credited with changing UK privacy law. He and his firm have achieved many firsts, but they have also had to adapt.
‘Success has changed,’ Schilling says. ‘Whereas in the past the power to dethrone the successful lay in the hands of a well-resourced few, today anyone with an iPhone and a Twitter account can start the ripple that turns an incident into an indictment.’
He’s hardly fazed: ‘I started this business over 30 years ago because I felt such invasions of privacy and unjust damage to reputation weren’t right. It didn’t feel fair. Today, that feeling hasn’t changed, it’s just got stronger.’