Ruth Boardman is renowned for using her ‘encyclopaedic knowledge of data protection law’ to provide real client solutions.

Ms Boardman jointly heads Bird & Bird’s international privacy and data protection group and is based in the firm’s London office. Ruth’s extensive experience includes advising a broad range of public and private sector organisations on data privacy matters, including representing them in their dealings with data protection authorities and the EU’s Article 29 Working Party, now the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). She has run a large number of international compliance programmes and is heavily involved in assisting organisations meet the requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Ms Boardman co-wrote Data Protection Strategy: Implementing Data Protection Compliance (2nd edn, Sweet & Maxwell, 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 (IAAP) and is currently a member of the IAPP’s research board. Ms Boardman also assists the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, where she is a member of the regulatory and legal group.