Ruth is renowned for using her "encyclopaedic knowledge of data protection law” to provide real client solutions.

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

Ruth’s extensive experience includes advising a broad range of public and private sector organisations on data privacy matters, including representing them on their dealings with Data Protection Authorities and the EU’s Article 29 Working Party, now the EDPB.

Ruth co-wrote Data Protection Strategy (Sweet & Maxwell), has edited the Encyclopaedia of Data Protection (Sweet & Maxwell) and is on the editorial board of journal Data Protection Leader 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 currently a member of the IAPP's education board. Ruth also assists the Global Alliance on Responsible Genome and Clinical Data Sharing, where she is a member of the Regulatory and Legal Group.


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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Ruth Boardman is "outstanding: she's a real thought leader in the field, has natural expertise and is well connected in the data protection world."

    Chambers UK, 2018
  2. Ruth Boardman, who "has her finger on the pulse and exceptional insight into the industry and its workings".

    Legal 500, 2017
  3. Ruth Boardman has an excellent reputation founded on decades of experience in private practice and as a former Information Commissioner.

    Chambers UK, 2017