Cynthia leads the International Information Technology, Privacy & Data Security team and is a partner in the IP, Information & Innovation group.
Cynthia specialises in technology, data, cyber and commercial law. She advises on IT and business process outsourcing; application development and management; software and content licensing; apps and smart technology; e-commerce, including hosting and content management; cloud computing and systems integration, FinTech, mHealth and social media. Cynthia has worked on human resources, finance and accounting, manufacturing and facilities management BPOs.
Cynthia’s data protection and cybersecurity practice involves advising on both worldwide and European data protection laws, particularly data use through technology innovation and development. Cynthia advises on all aspects of data protection including global strategy and compliance, privacy impact assessments, privacy by design, Big Data and data monetization, international data transfers including binding corporate rules and APEC cross border transfers, and record retention and deletion. Cynthia’s cybersecurity practice covers system infrastructure and network security, governance including advising boards, administrative/organizational security, advice on forensic investigations and remediation as well as on security standards and regulatory requirements. Cynthia also advises on EU/US cross-border litigation and investigative disclosure projects and has provided advice to clients on how to structure such projects to comply with both US disclosure rules and the EU Data Protection Directive. She has also successfully represented numerous clients in investigations by several of the European national data protection authorities, each resolved without further action.
Cynthia advises clients in various sectors, including technology and telecommunications, travel & leisure, retail, healthcare/life sciences and financial services.
Cynthia also regularly participates in workshops hosted by policy makers, authorities and industry organisations. For example, Cynthia was involved in the World Economic Forum’s paper on ‘Unlocking the Economic Value of Personal Data: Balancing Growth and Protection’, recently attended a workshop hosted by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office on EU Data Protection Reform and the General Data Protection Regulation, and has participated in the UK Houses of Parliament Industry and Parliament Trust meeting ‘Just Browsing? How Safe is your Data?’