IAPP Privacy Academy 2013
  • I learned something valuable at every session, the networking opportunities were fantastic, and the keynote speakers were really great too.
  • The entire structure of the program is outstanding. Good speakers, great networking opportunities and good exhibits. One of the best conferences.
  • Very well organized, privacy-specific education, and great networking opportunities. Great educational resource as well.
  • Valuable information.
  • Maybe one of the best [experiences] I’ve had. Great to see some prior colleagues, and meet some new ones.
  • Great format and content.
  • I enjoyed the diversity of the speakers’ topics and professional backgrounds.
  • Hard choice to make for breakout sessions.
  • Overall experience was great!
  • The breakout sessions I attended were informative and interesting.
  • Fantastic gathering of privacy professionals.
  • Great topic range, knowledgeable and skilled professionals, great networking.
  • Solid conference. Great content and networking.

Ruth Boardman

Bird & Bird

Ruth jointly heads Bird & Bird's International Privacy and Data Protection Group and is based in our London office.

Ruth advises on data privacy, freedom of information, database rights and other information law issues, as well as information technology law, e-commerce and public procurement law.

Ruth’s extensive experience includes advising a broad range of public and private sector organisations on information law matters, including representing them on their dealings with Data Protection Authorities and the EU’s Article 29 Working Party. She has particular expertise on issues affecting online providers, ranging from behavioural targeting to the rules applicable to children’s data.

Most recently Ruth has advised on data protection relating to cloud computing, mobile network advertising and online location services.

Ruth co-wrote Data Protection Strategy (the second edition of which was published by Sweet & Maxwell in 2012), has edited the Encyclopaedia of Data Protection (Sweet & Maxwell) and is on the editorial board of journal Data Protection Law & Policy and is a contributor to leading online data compliance tool www.dataguidance.com. She has also served on the European board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is a member of the OECD Volunteer Working Group, working on a review of the OECD privacy principles.