Ruth jointly heads Bird & Bird's International Privacy and Data Protection Group. Her extensive experience includes advising a broad range of public and private sector organisations on information law matters. She has in-depth industry experience on advising on privacy issues relating to online providers, communications services, financial services and health. Ruth is the co-author of Data Protection Strategy (Sweet & Maxwell), published in Summer of 2019, which is a guide to the GDPR and UK legislation and has edited the Encyclopedia of Data Protection (also Sweet & Maxwell) and is on the editorial board of Data Leader. She is a Board Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), having previously served on the IAPP's research and European boards. Ruth also assists the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, where she is a member of the Regulatory and Legal Group.