Samantha Simms

Senior Principal and Founder
The Information Collective

Samantha is the founder of The Information Collective, a globally focussed privacy and data protection boutique consultancy supporting FTSE 100 and Fortune 100 companies.  Through her consultancy practice she aims to simplify privacy and data protection to enable global organizations to turn legal compliance into commercial opportunities. Samantha’s background as an information law attorney and experienced Data Privacy Officer has spanned roles at UK government institutions, leading law firms, FTSE 250 businesses, and large privately-held businesses including Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Linklaters LLP.  With 15 years of experience, Samantha has been at the coalface of the development of privacy, data protection, information security, confidentiality, and freedom of information laws. Samantha presents on data privacy with a focus on the intersection between privacy and technology particularly in the areas of travel and marketing.  She is considered a “Woman You Should Know” in Business Travel thanks to her in-depth knowledge of privacy in travel technology. Samantha is admitted to practice at the New York Bar and professional qualifications in Data Privacy, Compliance and Ethics, and Risk Management.