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ruth_dayRuth Day leads on a broad range of data privacy and security issues.  She has extensive experience in advising corporate clients as they implement comprehensive data privacy compliance.

Ms. Day joins the Firm after nearly ten years advising UBM, a global media, events and news distribution company headquartered in London.  She began at UBM as a privacy attorney, then served as the U.S. Chief Privacy Officer and, most recently, as global counsel.  She has created a global audit and accountability framework and a mechanism for cross border transfers of personal data; drafted or reviewed internal Group and Divisional policies, including BYOD; drafted privacy policies, including policies for apps and cookies; and provided pragmatic advice on a wide range of issues including email marketing, online advertising, data analytics and lead generation, new services involving personal data (privacy by design), and HIPAA compliance.  She worked closely with the global CISO and has advised on U.S. data breaches and other security incidents.  She has also drafted and negotiated contact language to allocate and mitigate both data privacy and security risks.

Ms. Day has been a pioneer in Internet and eCommerce law.  She served as Executive Director to the Internet Law and Policy Forum, an international research trade association focused on the laws governing a global Internet.  The group provided consensus guidance on legal standards for authentication and for jurisdiction over disputes arising from online content.  Prior to the ILPF, Ms. Day was a member of AT&T’s Consumer Internet Services Legal Team, where, among other responsibilities, she developed AT&T’s first notice-and-takedown process and its first privacy policy for the company’s corporate web site.  Prior to that, Ms. Day served as a New Media Partner for a leading advertising law firm at the very beginning of the commercial use of the World Wide Web.  She began her new media career as a program manager in government affairs for Prodigy Services Company, an early consumer online service provider.  Before coming to New York, Ms. Day worked as  an attorney in the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, advising the NTIA and NIST, among other clients, on laws necessary to the competitive growth of U.S. technology industries.

Ms. Day is active in the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and has earned its credential, the Certified Information Privacy Professional, for both the US and the EU.


  • The London School of Economics, LL.M
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A.


  • New York State
  • District of Columbia

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