Liz FitzsimonsPartner, Privacy & Information Law at Eversheds Sutherland
Liz Fitzsimons is a Partner with Eversheds Sutherland who specialises in data protection, GDPR and e-privacy, particularly in relation to international issues and transfers, including advice on BCRs and Privacy Shield. Liz has a great deal of experience with multi party and multi country compliance issues and programmes and works with a specialist team on such projects, including assisting clients with audits, transfer and compliance programmes and development of supporting documents, such as privacy notices and policies. Liz has also worked closely with clients on key data sharing and shared service arrangements, in relation to mergers and acquisitions, and on critical data privacy issues when outsourcing. Her work includes helping clients with data governance, DPO advice, gap analysis and privacy impact assessments (PIAs).
Liz has worked with clients on privacy issues on pan European and trans-Atlantic e-discovery in litigation, whistleblowing and hotlines, centralization of IT/HR (HRIS) systems, data warehousing and shared service functions. She also helps clients with advice on customer relationship management systems (CRM) and marketing initiatives. She frequently assists clients to deal with subject access requests and has a strong track record in minimising the impact of complaints to the regulator. Liz in addition assists clients with advice on cyber security and other breaches, helping with breach reporting and defending clients against ICO investigations and enforcement action, including fines, as well as from individual claims. Work includes privacy impact and compliance advice on proposed new technology and products, including smart devices, monitoring, use of location data and security related disclosures. She also specialises in freedom of information and related laws. Liz is a regular commentator on data issues and speaker at conferences and events, including at PDP's national annual DP conferences. She is recommended in Chambers and Partners Best of UK category for Data Protection and by Legal 500.