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 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.