Amy Smyth

  • Knowledge Management Lawyer
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.4772


Amy Smyth is a knowledge management lawyer for the Data and Technology Transactions Practice of Latham & Watkins and is based in the London office.

Ms. Smyth has extensive experience in a broad range of technology, commercial law, data, and intellectual property matters, including complex data governance and technology licensing issues. She has a particular focus on data protection and cyber security.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Smyth spent five years as in-house legal counsel in a major global bank, where she advised on a wide range of technology, data, and intellectual property topics including on a significant number of fintech and innovation projects.

Previous to her in-house legal experience, Ms. Smyth practised as an associate in the Technology Transactions Practice of Latham & Watkins, during which time she undertook a secondment to the legal team of a major UK bank, before re-joining the firm and the Practice as a knowledge management lawyer.

Thought Leadership

  • UK Government Publishes Draft Online Safety Bill to Tackle Illegal and Harmful Content Online -  June 28, 2021
  • New Standard Contractual Clauses and Final EDPB Recommendations – Next Steps -  June 25, 2021
  • Privacy Group Launches Cookie Complaints Against EU Website Operators Based on Its Interpretation of Cookie Rules -  June 04, 2021
  • VG Bild-Kunst: Practical implications of the CJEU’s latest decision on linking and framing -  April 13, 2021
  • Consent Under PSD2 and the GDPR: Squaring the Circle -  March 26, 2021
  • The EU’s Proposed Digital Services Act -  March 17, 2021
  • Data Protection Brexit Checklist: Businesses Can Rely on Personal Data Transfer Grace Period -  December 30, 2020
  • The Commission’s Draft Updated Standard Contractual Clauses — A Close Look -  December 07, 2020
  • The EDPB’s Draft Data Transfer Guidance Following Schrems II – A Close Look -  November 19, 2020
  • Privacy and Payments: New Draft EU Advice for Financial Institutions  -  November 04, 2020
  • Swiss Regulator Determines Swiss-US Privacy Shield Is Inadequate -  September 15, 2020
  • CJEU Invalidates EU-US Privacy Shield -  July 16, 2020
  • Bank of England Seeks Further Feedback on Migration to Standard Payments Messaging -  October 10, 2019
  • Big-Ticket Fines and Veil-Piercing Cases Raise Portfolio Company Liability Risks for PE Parents -  October 08, 2019
  • PSD2 & Brexit: EU Card Issuers Must Apply SCA to UK Website Purchases Post-Brexit -  October 02, 2019
  • How Are European Supervisory Authorities Exercising Cooperation and Consistency In Practice? -  September 02, 2019
  • Readiness for PSD2: APIs Fall Short, but More Time for SCA -  August 23, 2019
  • Post-Brexit Implications for NIS Representative Requirements -  August 13, 2019
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Fintech
  • Communications Law
  • Technology Transactions
  • Outsourcing
  • Connectivity, Privacy & Information
  • Data Privacy & Security
  • Payments & Emerging Financial Services