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Liz Fitzsimons

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Liz Fitzsimons is a Partner who specialises in data protection and freedom of information, particularly in relation to international issues and transfers. 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. Recent experience and compliance programmes include strategic advice on US vendor engagements for expense claim management and travel services; assistance re privacy requirements on international outsourcings and new IT systems; dealing with requirements for SOX and ethnical reporting lines and data consolidation in shared service contract hubs.

Liz has also worked with clients in relation to privacy issues on pan European and trans Atlantic e-discovery in litigation, data sharing agreements and protocols, advice on customer relationship management systems, and data audits. Her practice also includes advice on security breaches, security obligations and reporting, privacy and data policies and protection of confidential material. Liz also has extensive experience dealing with requests for information, responses, appeals and ICO investigation and complaints for clients. Liz is a frequent speaker at events including PDP's Annual FOI 2010 Conference and regularly provides training for clients.

She is recommended in Chambers Data Protection Best of UK category which states "Liz is very much appreciated by clients for her extensive experience and commercial sense", Chambers 2010.


Liz is one of our specialist Brexit lawyers. Contact Liz Fitzsimons for more information on how Brexit may affect your contracts. View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.


Liz has recently contributed to new privacy and data protection law videos on how our privacy and data protection legal team can help you.
View the videos below

Privacy and data protection: How can we help you?

Privacy and data protection, Why work with Eversheds?

Privacy and data protection, Understanding and experience





Brexit and the legal implications for businesses


Visit our Brexit Legal Advice Hub for in-house lawyers



London: Risk advisory

Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Within: Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity

Paula Barrett heads up the privacy and cybersecurity law team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, which sits as part of the firm’s wider international privacy and information law group. The dedicated practice assists with the full spectrum of data protection work with particularly notable expertise in freedom of information law matters and cybersecurity issues including cyber readiness work and data security breaches. Liz Fitzsimons, who is based in Cambridge, leads the firm’s freedom of information and environmental information regulation group and regularly assists with GDPR and privacy programmes including data audits, breach management issues and access requests. Birmingham-based Gayle McFarlane focuses on the retail, technology, automotive and manufacturing sectors and also handles data transactions and issues involving the interaction between data protection and technology.

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