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Ruth Boardman
Partner at Bird & Bird


I am based in London and co-head Bird & Bird's International Privacy and Data Protection Group. I enjoy providing practical advice and solutions to complex legal issues.

I have extensive experience advising a broad range of organisations on data privacy matters. I advise on the data protection aspects of new products or services and on commercial arrangements involving personal data. I also help when there has been a personal data breach. I advise clients on their dealings with data protection authorities, with the European Data Protection Board and with those involved in passing new data protection legislation.

I work with clients in many sectors - including online providers and ad-tech, new technology and electronics, life sciences, financial services including payments, creative industries (such as music and film), automotive and sports.

I have co-written Data Protection Strategy (Sweet & Maxwell), which is about to be re-published to take account of the GDPR and UK legislation. I have also edited the Encyclopedia of Data Protection (Sweet & Maxwell) and sit on the editorial board of professional journal Data Protection Leader. I am on the Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. I assist the Global Alliance on Responsible Genome and Clinical Data Sharing, where I am a member of its Regulatory and Legal Group.

Agenda Sessions

  • Addressing Connected Vehicle Data Compliancy