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In a world driven by data, companies across all industries around the globe face the persistent challenge of navigating this fast-changing and complex area of business and law.

We are pleased to present Deciphering Data, Baker McKenzie’s global webinar series on data privacy and security, which aims to help you decode complex developments in cybersecurity, data protection, workplace privacy, regulatory updates, litigation and enforcement.

Our diverse team of cross-border experts offer their knowhow and insight in this complimentary series to help you understand the legal lay of the land and prepare for the future of privacy.

Recordings of our recent webinars focused on the global and European data privacy and security landscape are available below. Please take a moment to watch the recordings of each session.

To register for upcoming regional sessions focused on Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific, please click the Register button on the right.

  • Latin America Sessions
  • Global Sessions
  • Europe Sessions

Latin America Sessions

Data Protection and Consumer Law
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
9:00 am Central Time (US and Canada)

Speakers: Guillermo Cervio (Buenos Aires), Diego Ferrada (Santiago), Maria Eugenia Salazar (Caracas)

Data protection laws and regulations keep changing at a rapid rate in the world, and Latin America is not an exception. In many cases, the human rights approach to data protection laws has resulted in a paradigm built to protect consumers and citizens, which overlaps with traditional consumer law. Data processing may be stepping over consumer protection laws. Judicial rulings on consumer law, punitive damages and data protection matters.

Join us to understand the Latin American approach to data protection in a consumer protection framework, including mitigation measures regarding consumer protection class actions.


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Data Breach in Latin America: Overview of Applicable Regulations, Current Environment, Status of Enforcement and Best Practices
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
02:30 pm Central Time (US and Canada)

Speakers: Teresa Tovar (Lima), Carolina Pardo (Bogota), Roberto Grané (Buenos Aires)

LatAm was certainly not exempt of lockdowns during the pandemic and actually saw some of the longest in the global context. These measures did push digital transformation at a faster pace than ever before, hence creating opportunities for new ways of doing business in the region. At the same time, the trend of working from home has become mainstream and the preferred choice for employers and employees.

These changes, as in many other cases, did not come free of challenges. Regulators are very well aware of these and in the past year, LatAm saw enforcement actions related to these risks.

Join us in this session to learn about the data-related risks and challenges in Latin America, including security incidents, litigation risks, fines imposed by regulatory authorities and how to respond to a data breach in order to conduct your business in a secure framework.


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Phishing and Data Theft
Wednesday, 8 September 2021
11:00 am Central Time (US and Canada)

Speakers: Carlos Vela-Treviño (Mexico City), Alfonso Martinez-Bejarano (Mexico City), Karla Guerrero (Mexico City)

With the rise of online banking and work-from-home arrangements due to Covid-19 restrictions, phishing attacks and cybersecurity incidents have risen significantly.

Join us to learn how the finance industry is being held accountable for these cases and how they are passing the buck. Additionally, learn in general how businesses can help prevent, reduce and manage risks, as well as how to quickly react to a data theft, analyzing recent developments, administrative actions and court cases.


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Protecting Your Digital Offering: E-commerce
Thursday, 9 September 2021
10:00 am Central Time (US and Canada)

Speakers: Carolina Pardo (Bogota), Flavia Amaral (partner of Trench Rossi Watanabe)

E-commerce has become a platform and driver for growth, due to an increasing demand of digital offerings to promote products now that globally all industries are being affected by restrictions in opening commercial stores and physical locations.

Join us to discuss lessons learned of the past year and the best practices focusing on data privacy when developing and monitoring your e-commerce offering, from terms and conditions, payment data, data processing and digital profiling.


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Global Sessions

Not ‘If’ But ‘When’: Cybersecurity Global Update

Cybersecurity from compliance to crisis. With the ever-increasing threat of ransomware and other cybercrime, we offer a bird’s eye view of cyber security strategy focused on addressing risks, keeping up with regulatory and compliance issues, and managing a cyber crisis. This session is designed to provide a global perspective of what’s keeping executives awake at night with the world’s threat actors becoming seemingly more sophisticated every day, and give practical guidance on how to address these risks and concerns and prepare companies for challenges ahead.


Session 1
Date: Thursday 8 July
Duration: 60 mins
Speakers: Michael Egan (Washington, DC), Francesca Gaudino (Milan), Paul Glass (London), Stephen Reynolds (Chicago), Martin Roth (Buenos Aires)

Session 2
Date: Thursday 8 JulyDuration: 60 mins
Speakers: Francesca Gaudino (Milan), Paul Glass (London), Gillian Lam (Hong Kong), Adrian Lawrence (Sydney), Jo-Fan Yu (Taipei)

Journey Around the World: Data Privacy Global Update

The world has seen a swathe of new data privacy and cybersecurity legislation and enforcement actions in recent times. Many query if their global privacy programs should comply with the GDPR framework. We address this and also highlight the crucial elements to look out for in the key laws and regulations across regions including the GDPR and the CCPA, based on our global team’s wide experience working with our international clients.


Session 1
Date: Tuesday 13 JulyDuration: 60 mins
Speakers: Elisabeth Dehareng (Brussels), Roberto Grane (Buenos Aires), Brian Hengesbaugh (Chicago), Benjamin Slinn (London)

Session 2
Date: Tuesday 13 July
Duration: 60 mins
Speakers: Anne-Marie Allgrove (Sydney), Elisabeth Dehareng (Brussels), Lex Kuo (Hong Kong), Benjamin Slinn (London), Kensaku Takase (Tokyo)

Europe Sessions

Data Protection and Brexit: Where Next?

The Brexit transition period formally ended on 31 December 2020, requiring UK, EU and international businesses to take steps to ensure they remain compliant with the two parallel, but separate, data protection regimes which now exist: the EU GDPR, and the UK GDPR.

Data transfers post-Brexit have naturally attracted the most attention, and the interim data transfer solution negotiated as part of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement in December 2020 and subsequent announcement of the draft EU adequacy decision for the UK will have come as a relief to many companies. However, there are also other data protection implications that companies will need to consider in addition to data transfers, as well as broader issues around the longer-term future of UK data protection law.

During this webinar, we will discuss the current state of play in relation to data protection and Brexit and the key aspects that UK, EU and international companies should consider going forward, including:

  • The current position in relation to EU-UK data transfers and the UK adequacy decision
  • Other data protection implications of Brexit to consider now, including requirements to appoint EU or UK representatives or identify alternative lead supervisory authorities in the EU in place of the ICO
  • Possible future developments in UK data protection law, and the UK’s future relationship with the EU in this area

Date: Wednesday 7 July
Duration: 60 mins
Speakers: Elisabeth Dehareng (Brussels), Paul Glass (London), Joanna De Fonseka (London)

Session in partnership with Lexology. 

Contact Julio Perez for a copy of the recording.

Managing Workforce Data

There has been a recent trend of regulatory enforcement and employee activism in the arena of workplace privacy and data protection. It is challenging to disentangle privacy and employment law considerations, and organizations should look at them holistically. The pandemic has shone a light on workforce privacy concerns, so that employees are more engaged around them and are willing to speak up. It has also accelerated some of the more intrusive data processing activities by employers, as well as throwing up some new-ish challenges like testing and vaccinating employees.

In this session our expert panel will discuss the hottest workplace privacy issues of the moment including employee monitoring by way of productivity monitoring tools and DLP, processing diversity and inclusion data and its limits within Europe, the extent to which employers can get testing and vaccination data about employees, use of AI tools, particularly in the area of recruitment.

Date: Thursday 8 July
Duration: 45 mins
Speakers: Francesca Gaudino (Milan), Michaela Nebel (Frankfurt), Julia Wilson (London)

When Data Goes Wrong: Enforcement and Litigation Trends Across Europe

Data protection enforcement continues to be on the surge with fines seeing a record year in 2020 across the EU. Action taken by regulators to enforce data privacy law across Europe continues to focus on the measures businesses put in place to protect the security of their systems and data with stricter scrutiny on their overall data governance strategy. In this session, our panel of experts will give a snapshot the enforcement trends we are seeing across the European DPAs, giving practical tips of how companies should approach their data privacy strategy to avoid regulatory action.

Date: Friday 9 July
Duration: 45 mins
Speakers: Elisabeth Dehareng (Brussels), Lukas Feiler (Vienna), Yann Padova (Paris), Ilay Yilmaz (Istanbul)

Cookies and Online Advertising: Recent Trends in Europe

Cookies and similar tracking technologies play a key part in the online advertising ecosystem, but have increasingly been in the crosshairs of the authorities in recent years. In this discussion, we take a look at recent regulatory and enforcement trends affecting these technologies in key European markets, including France, Italy, Spain and the UK.

Date: Monday 12 July
Duration: 45 mins
Speakers: Magalie Dansac Le Clerc (Paris), John McGovern (London), Patricia Perez (Madrid), Davide Cascone (Milan)

International Data Transfers: What’s Next?

Following the well-known Schrems II Decision, there has been great uncertainty on the future of international data transfers and how companies can remain compliant in this new environment. Recently, the European Commission has issued the long awaited new set of Standard Contractual Clauses for transfers from the EU to third countries and simultaneously, the United States Government and the European Commission are intensively working for the adoption of a revised version of the EU-US Privacy Shield applicable to transatlantic data flows.

While the legal landscape seems to start taking shape, many questions remain up in the air and there’s still a long way to go to reach certainty in cross-border data transfers as a whole.

In this session our expert panel will discuss the current legal context of international data transfers, also bringing to the table practical experience on what a data transfer assessment may look like and how to address the challenges inherent to the new set of SCCs, especially in complex and multifaceted business scenarios.

Date: Wednesday 14 July
Duration: 45 mins
Speakers: Francesca Gaudino (Milan), Michael Schmidl (Munich), Benjamin Slinn (London)

Regional data privacy and cybersecurity sessions focused on Asia Pacific to be announced soon. Register to receive further details.

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Brian Hengesbaugh is Chair of the Firm's Global Data Privacy and Security Business Unit, a Member of the Firm's Global IP Tech Steering Committee, and a Member of the Firm's Financial Institutions' Group. Brian is listed in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame and was recognized as a Regulatory & Compliance Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. He is also listed as a Leading Lawyer for Cyber law (including data protection and privacy) in The Legal 500 and is listed in Chambers. Formerly Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the US Department of Commerce, Brian played a key role in the development and implementation of the US Government’s domestic and international policy in the area of privacy and electronic commerce. In particular, he served on the core team that negotiated the US-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Arrangement (Safe Harbor), and earned a Medal Award from the US Department of Commerce for this service. In addition, Brian participated on behalf of the United States in the development of a draft Council of Europe Treaty on Cyber Crime, and in the negotiation of a draft Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition of Foreign Judgments. Brian has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, CNET, Slate Magazine, Compliance Weekly, BNA Bloomberg, PCWorld and other news publications on global privacy and security issues.


Guillermo Cervio is a partner in Baker & McKenzie´s Buenos Aires office. With more than 25 years of experience, he has been consistently recognized as a foremost practitioner in his field. He served as the coordinator of the Information Technology & Communications Group during from 2008 to 2016. Guillermo has authored books and articles on legal matters. He has been awarded for his book “Derecho de las Telecomunicaciones” by the National Academy of Law (Mención de honor, 1998) and Austral University (Premio tesina,1997) and for his paper filed in the IX National Congress on Corporate Law (Tucumán, 2004).He has been a professor in universities including the University of Buenos Aires, Austral University, Palermo University, Catholic University and CEMA. Guillermo has been awarded with Folsom fellowship granted by Center for American and International Law, Dallas, US in 2003.


Diego Ferrada has 20 years of experience working on mergers and acquisitions, including stock and asset transactions, as well as project finance transactions. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2007, and subsequently became a member of the New York Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Diego also studied Competition Law & Policy at the London School of Economics.


Maria Eugenia Salazar has more than 15 years of experience and became partner in 2010. María Eugenia is very active in investment protection and international arbitration as well as in public law, in particular on telecommunications and energy. According to Chambers María Eugenia is described by market insiders and peers as a key partner very active in the dispute resolution arena, and as a "a very able lawyer." Legal 500 also recognizes María Eugenia as a key player in investment arbitration; energy and natural resources, environmental and public law. María Eugenia is a respected authority on several areas of law in Venezuela, and her expertise is regularly solicited by leading publications and organizations.


Teresa Tovar leads the Antitrust and Competition, Compliance and TMT groups in the Firm's Lima office, where she has been partner since 2007. She is also currently a member of Baker McKenzie's Latin America Antitrust and Compliance Steering Committees.


Carolina Pardo joined Baker McKenzie in 1994 and is a Partner of the Firm since 2008. She is currently a member of the Global Steering Committee for the Firm’s TMT industry group and of the Global Steering Committee for the Firm’s Investigation, Compliance and Ethics Group. She was a member of the Global Steering Committee for the Firm’s Global Antitrust and Competition from 2016 and until 2020 and is currently a member of the Latam's Antitrust Steering Committee.
She graduated as a lawyer and a specialist in International Contracts Law from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. She obtained a LL.M. with emphasis in International Private Law and Competition Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Over 25 years, she has advised major national and international clients on matters related to compliance with data protection, competition and consumer law rules. She has represented clients in investigations and submissions related to data protection and competition matters in Colombia and has successfully coordinated and prepared white paper proposals to national authorities on behalf of major industrial groups in Colombia.
In 2016 Global Competition Review selected her as one of the 100 most influential women in antitrust. The last two Superintendents of Industry and Commerce have selected Carolina as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the Colombian Antitrust Regulator.


Roberto Grané is a transactional and regulatory partner in Baker McKenzie’s Buenos Aires office. He has been recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers Latin America. Clients benefit from his more than 20 years of extensive domestic and international experience. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Roberto served as in-house counsel to one of the major telecommunications companies in Argentina, and a law clerk with the Civil Courts of Buenos Aires. He is a professor of contract law at the Buenos Aires University and a visiting professor in several local universities.


Carlos is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Information Technology and Communications Practice Group in Mexico City, and the head of the Firm's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Group in Mexico. A Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and an award winner of national accolades on digital transformation and legal innovation, Carlos is recognized by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and other international publications as one of the country's leading TMT lawyers. Carlos' strong specialization and multidisciplinary consultancy background (prior to joining Baker McKenzie, he led the TMT legal practice of PwC) and superior legal tech law knowledge, are the foundation of Carlos' unique vision and problem-solving skills, which allows Carlos to assist clients to identify and address corporate, commercial, technical, compliance, tax, regulatory, strategy, expansion and policy issues that arise in different phases of complex technology projects.


Alfonso focuses his practice on financial technology (Fintech), regulatory compliance and real estate finance (including syndicated loan facilities). He regularly advises Fintech companies (local as well as multinationals) on regulatory and transactional matters, including e-wallet platforms, crowdfunding entities, online lending B2B platforms, digital banks, card payment processors (aggregators and acquirers), cryptocurrency exchanges and comparison product and services platforms. He also works on the negotiation of loan facilities, and their security interest documents.


Karla Guerrero is an Associate for the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Baker McKenzie's Mexico City Office. Her experience includes advice and guidance to clients on the compliance with legislation of data protection.

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