Partner, Bird & Bird LLP
Sophie Dawson joined Bird & Bird ‘s Sydney office in February 2018 after 23 years in the TMT practice at another firm specialising in areas including privacy. She is now part of Bird & Bird's leading global data protection team.
Ms Dawson has written the privacy and surveillance chapter of a popular Thomson Looseleaf service entitled Media & Internet Law & Practice for over 10 years.
Ms Dawson has also acted for clients in privacy-related litigation including as early as 1998, when she acted in the successful defence of a newspaper in one of the early cases seeking to establish a cause of action in tort for publication of private information.
Ms Dawson is on the executive committee of the Australian Chapter of the IIC. She is also on the executive committee of the Communications and Media Law Association, and sits on the advisory board of the Centre for Media Transition.
She has a first class honours degree in Law and an Economics degree from the ANU.