Frith Tweedie

NZ Digital Law Leader

Frith leads the New Zealand Digital Law team.

Experience

Frith has over 16 years’ experience advising New Zealand, Australian and UK clients on a range of digital law issues.

Her commercial and pragmatic approach comes from 11 years in-house in the banking, telecommunications, utilities and entertainment sectors, giving Frith a deep understanding of the realities, demands and constraints of the modern business environment. Before joining EY Law Frith established a large privacy programme at a major telecommunications company driven by significant global privacy law reform and has worked closely with digital teams at BBC Worldwide and a major Australasian bank. Prior to that she worked in top-tier firms in NZ.

Frith has a particular interest in data privacy and trust issues in a digital context and speaks regularly on GDPR, general privacy and AI issues. She is a member of the Law, Ethics & Society working group of the NZ AI Forum. She also writes for a range of publications, including CIO.co.nz, LegalWise, the iappANZ’s “Privacy Unbound” journal and Data Guidance’s “Data Protection Leader”.

Qualifications and admissions

  • Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • LLB (First Class Honours), Victoria University of Wellington
  • BA (French major), Victoria University of Wellington
  • Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) providing eligibility for admission to practise law in England and Wales

Memberships

  • Member, New Zealand Law Society
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals

Publications