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 advises on data privacy, freedom of information, database rights and other information law issues.
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.
Most recently Ruth has advised on data protection relating to cloud computing, mobile network advertising and online location services. Ruth has run a large number of international compliance programmes.
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 currently a member of the IAPP's research board. Ruth also assists the Global Alliance on Responsible Genome and Clinical Data Sharing, where she is a member of the Security Expert Working Group.