Reed Smith LLP

Data Protection Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Wide-ranging specialist expertise with a particular emphasis on the energy, life sciences, entertainment and financial services industries. Recommended for its counsel on complex information law issues to clients with international requirements. Draws on longstanding technological expertise when advising on developing issues such as virtual reality privacy issues and the fintech market. Experienced in advising on cross-border data transfers.

Strengths A client says that the lawyers "are experts in their fields, work very hard and provide detailed legal advice."

Notable practitioners


Cynthia O'Donoghue
's data protection sector expertise covers a range of sectors, including medical and life sciences mandates. She is highly regarded for her knowledge of multi-jurisdictional data compliance advice and understanding of cybersecurity.
"Her biggest strength is her encyclopaedic knowledge of data privacy laws in the UK, the US and other countries." "She provides quick responses and clear legal advice."


Elle Todd
is a skilled data protection adviser. She has niche expertise in the use of data in the media and communications industries.
"She is brilliant and she gives very commercial advice." "She is very knowledgeable and commercial." "She's able to put herself in our shoes, and she can read something once and know what the answer is."