Practice & Industry Groups

Privacy & Data Protection

World Law Group’s Privacy & Data Protection Group is made up of member firm lawyers who have data protection, privacy and related compliance work as a focus of their practice, both in their countries and globally. The group’s goal is to provide relevant and seamless client services, including in cross-border data transfers, privacy risk assessment and data breach notification services to multinational entities, and to develop proactive compliance procedures and techniques in this fast-growing field.

Group members from around the world meet regularly by teleconference and at WLG conferences to exchange information about emerging privacy issues and challenges for multinational and local-country clients, and to work together on various projects. Group members collaborate on unique and highly regarded information resources, and organize webinars on emerging developments for members and clients.

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Legal Update

We have survived the first year of living with the GDPR. After all the panic and hard work, we look at what has happened in the last 12 months and what can be learnt.

Legal Update

After issuing a report at the end of 2018, the Swiss Federal Council recently initiated a consultation on amendments to several federal laws to accommodate the needs of businesses using DLT/Blockchain technology.

Legal Update

The main objective of this law is to offer a set of guarantees to British citizens who are resident in Portugal on the date the UK leaves the EU."

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Diego Acosta Santamarina y Steta S.C. Monterrey, Mexico +52 81 8133 6018
Imarc Administrator Imarc (978) 462-8848
Lia Alizia Makarim & Taira S. Jakarta, Indonesia +6221 2521272
Niels Michael Andersen Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, Denmark
Sofa Anza Guyer & Regules Montevideo, Uruguay +29 021 515
James Austin-Smith Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Sunila Awasthi AZB & Partners Mumbai, India 911204179936
Jos Ayala Santamarina y Steta S.C. Querétaro, Mexico +52 442 2900 290
Bente Bahnsen Taylor Wessing Frankfurt, Germany
Batul Barodawala Vaish Associates
Peter Blenkinsop Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202-230-5142
Konstantin Bochkarev CMS Russia Moscow, Russia +79 85 643 0308
Ridwaan Boda ENSafrica Johannesburg, South Africa
David Bogan Locke Lord LLP Hartford, Connecticut - U.S.A.
Nathaniel Bolin Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 230 5888
Jane Brown Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A. 206.223.7126
Darren Cahr Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Chicago, Illinois - U.S.A. +1 312 569 1465
Florencia Castagnola Guyer & Regules Montevideo, Uruguay +29 021 515
Beth Castro World Law Group Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Yo-Yi Chen Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +886 2 2755 7366
Chun-yih Cheng Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +88 62 2755 7366
Cesar Cruz Ayala Santamarina y Steta S.C. Monterrey, Mexico +52 81 8133 6002
Nurit Dagan Herzog Fox & Neeman Tel Aviv, Israel +972 3 692 7424
Vijay Dalmia Vaish Associates New Delhi, India 919810081079
Bomi Daruwala Vaish Associates Mumbai, India +91 022 4213 4101
Kenneth Davis, II Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A. +1 503 778 2121
John Paul De Leon SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines
Senem Denktas Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Istanbul, Turkey
Mary Devlin Capizzi Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A.
Jeff Dodd Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Houston, Texas - U.S.A.
Tori Drayer World Law Group Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Emilie Ducorps-Prouvost Soulier AARPI Paris, France +33 14 054 2922
Renaud Dupont CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium +322 743 6983
Leslie Dy SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines
Marcela Waksman Ejnisman TozziniFreire Advogados São Paulo, Brazil +55 11 5086 5467
Vladislab Eltovskiy CMS Russia Moscow, Russia +7 49 5786 4000
Julie Engbloom Lane Powell PC Portland, Oregon - U.S.A. +1 503 778 2183
John Fairbairn MinterEllison Sydney, Australia +61 2 9921 4590
Charles Forlidas Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A.
Christian Frank Taylor Wessing Munich, Germany
Axel Funk CMS Germany Stuttgart, Germany +49 711 9764 734
Gary Gao Zhong Lun Law Firm Beijing, China +86 21 6061 3666
Caroline Gaul CMS von Erlach Poncet Zürich, Switzerland +41 44 285 1111
Vivian Gazel Arias San José, Costa Rica
Melike Gencalp Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Istanbul, Turkey
Ed Getz Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Chicago, Illinois - U.S.A. +1 312 569 1470
Yanos Gramatidis Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Athens, Greece 302103318170
Elliot Greenstone Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Montréal, Québec - Canada
Yodi Hailemariam Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A.
April Holland Miller & Martin PLLC Chattanooga, Tennessee - U.S.A. +1 423 785 8296
Brian Hsieh Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +886 2 2755 7366
Shuai-Sheng Huang Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +886 2 275 57366
Thomas (Jeff) Jefferson Locke Lord LLP Providence, Rhode Island - U.S.A. +1 401 276 6417
Johannes Juranek CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria
Paul Kallenbach MinterEllison Melbourne, Australia
Taeuk Kang Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0475
Haroun Khwaja Al Tamimi & Company Dubai, United Arab Emirates +971 4 364 1641
Jihyun Kim Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0180
Kwang Kim Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Sofia Kiriazi Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Athens, Greece
Christina Kow Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 603 2027 2786
Chung Nian Lam WongPartnership LLP Singapore, Singapore +65 6416 8271
Amy Land Pejoska Al Tamimi & Company Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 966560963083
Franco Aristotle Larcina SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines +632 982 3500
Ashley LeCroy World Law Group Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada +1 202 904 2477
Hoodong Lee Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 23 404 0134
Eira Lehtinen Castrén & Snellman Helsinki, Finland +358 20 7765 231
Jorge Leon-Orantes Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico +52 55 5279 5452
Per Lidman Setterwalls Malmoe, Sweden +46 10 690 0402
Raymond Low Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2839
Jyeshta Mahendran Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2881
Halvor Manshaus Advokatfirmaet Schjødt Oslo, Norway +47 23 01 1529
Laure Marolleau Soulier AARPI Paris, France +33 14 054 2929
Alison Martin Miller & Martin PLLC Chattanooga, Tennessee - U.S.A. +1 423 785 8243
Jorge Martins PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal +35 12 1159 2573
Soledad Matteozzi Alfaro-Abogados Beijing, China +86 136 1173 7125
Reemt Matthiesen CMS Germany Munich, Germany +49 89 23807
Robert McDonagh Mason Hayes & Curran Dublin, Ireland +353 1 614 5000
Rolando Medalla, Jr. SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines +63 2 982 3500
Sally Mewies Gowling WLG Birmingham, England +44 121 685 2700
Bobi Mitrovic Setterwalls Gothenburg, Sweden +46 73 270 6140
K. Shanti Mogan Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2921
Jorge Monclus Cuatrecasas Barcelona, Spain +34 93 2905 585
Rabindra Nathan Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Alejandro Negro Cuatrecasas Barcelona, Spain +34 915 247 717
Philip Nolan Mason Hayes & Curran Dublin, Ireland
Popi Papantoniou Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Athens, Greece +30 210 331 8170
Ji Park Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Nandan Pendsey AZB & Partners Mumbai, India +91 22 6639 6880
Nancy Perkins Arnold & Porter Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A.
Glenn Pudelka Locke Lord LLP Boston, Massachusetts - U.S.A. 617-239-0371
Hemant Puthran Vaish Associates Mumbai, India
Veerle Raus CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium
Daniel Reis PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal +351 210 103 747
Kaare Risung Advokatfirmaet Schjødt Oslo, Norway +47 23 01 18 00
Fiona Robertson Al Tamimi & Company Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sebastian Rodrigo Alfaro-Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4393 3003
Russel Rodriguez SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines
Fredrik Roos Setterwalls Gothenburg, Sweden +46 31 701 1700
Peter Ruby Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +1 416 597 4184
Fatema Rupawala Al Tamimi & Company Doha, Qatar +974 4457 2777
Kwang Ryoo Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Darin Sands Lane Powell PC Portland, Oregon - U.S.A. +1 503 778 2117
Marcos Santivanez Vieyra Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tsuneo Sato City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81 36 212 5502
Masaaki Sawano City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81 36 212 5500
Veronica Scott MinterEllison Melbourne, Australia +61 3 8608 2126
Indran Shanmuganathan Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2873
Michael Shu Zhong Lun Law Firm Beijing, China +86 21 6061 3650
Jeppe Songe-Moller Advokatfirmaet Schjødt Oslo, Norway 47 23 011 564
Sophia Spala Setterwalls Stockholm, Sweden +46 85 988 9082
Chotiwut Sukpradub Chandler MHM Limited Bangkok, Thailand +662 266 6485
Daisuke Terasaki City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan
Anind Thomas AZB & Partners Mumbai, India
Anu Tiwari AZB & Partners Mumbai, India +91-22-40729964
Tim Toohey Greenberg Glusker Los Angeles, California - U.S.A.
Deniz Tuncel Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Istanbul, Turkey
Jose Valentin Gonzalez D'Empaire Caracas, Venezuela
Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians CMS Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands + 31 20 3016402
Eija Warma-Lehtinen Castrén & Snellman Helsinki, Finland +35 82 0776 5376
Krissa Webb Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 230 5615
Nicolai Wiegand Taylor Wessing Munich, Germany
Steven Winters Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A.
John Wolf Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Irene Yong Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2923
Juho Yoon Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea +82 2 3404 6542