Cynthia is a partner at Reed Smith and leads the international IP, Tech, Data team.
Cynthia specialises in tech transactions and innovation, data protection and privacy, cybersecurity and commercial law. She advises on uses of new and emerging technology, IT and business process outsourcing; app development and management; software and content licensing; apps and smart technology; e-commerce, hosting and content management; cloud computing, digital media, MedTech, FinTech and social media.
Cynthia's data protection and cybersecurity practice involves advising on both worldwide and European data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation and ePrivacy laws, specializing in uses of data through tech innovation, including Internet of Things and Big Data. 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, and data breach defense. Cynthia also advises on EU/US cross-border litigation and investigations and has advised on how to structure ediscovery and disclosure projects. She has also successfully represented numerous clients in investigations by several of the European national data protection authorities, each resolved without further action.
Cynthia has been consistently ranked in the UK's independent legal directories for both Technology and Data Protection, she also regularly participates in workshops hosted by policy makers, authorities and industry organisations, as well as frequently contributes to the blog Technology Law Dispatch.