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International Privacy Law

November 2020 Hosted Online
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The Steering Committee welcomes a select group of 48 chief privacy officers, data protection officers, senior privacy practitioners and privacy regulators from over 20 jurisdictions. The Forum provides an annual opportunity for this pan-jurisdictional group to explore issues, exchange ideas and resolve common challenges.

Using candid, seminar-style discussion, this Forum identifies worldwide trends and developments in privacy law and data protection to address the most pressing concerns facing clients and employers today.

2020 Steering Committee

This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.

Committee Co-Chairs

Committee Members

  • Cecilia Irene Álvarez Facebook Inc. Madrid, Spain, Spain

    Cecilia Álvarez Rigaudias is the EMEA Privacy Policy Director at Facebook since March 2019. From 2015 to 2019, she served as European Privacy Officer Lead of Pfizer, Vice-Chair of the EFPIA Data Protection Group and Chairwoman of IPPC-Europe. For an interim period, she was also the Legal Lead of the Spanish Pfizer subsidiaries. She formerly worked 18 years in a reputed Spanish law firm, leading the data protection, IT and ecommerce areas of practice as well as the LATAM Data Protection Working Group.


    Cecilia was the Chairwoman of APEP (Spanish Privacy Professional Association) until June and currently in charge of its international affairs. She is also the Spanish member of CEDPO (Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations) and member of the Leadership Council of The Sedona Conference (W-6).


    She is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation in the section of the Law on Technologies of the Information and the Knowledge as well as Arbitrator of the European Association of Arbitration (ITC section).


    She formed part of the Volunteer Group of Privacy Experts of the OECD (Working Party on Information Security and Privacy; WPISP) in charge of the 2013 review of the OECD guidelines governing the protection of privacy and transborder data flows of personal data. She formerly participated in the Group of Experts selected by the Spanish DPA to prepare the Madrid Resolution on International Privacy Standards in 2009.


    Cecilia has written numerous publications on data protection and regularly lectures on data protection, IT and e-commerce at different Master’s programmes and seminars.

  • Dr. Tobias Bräutigam Bird & Bird LLP & Associate Professor at Helsinki University Helsinki, Finland
  • John Gevertz Visa, Inc. Foster City, United States
  • Peter Lefkowitz Citrix Systems Boston, United States
  • William Malcolm Google LLC London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
  • Monika Tomczak-Górlikowska Prosus BV Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Monika Tomczak-Gorlikowska is the Chief Privacy Officer of Prosus, which is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the Group’s businesses serve customers in more than 90 markets. Previously, Monika has been the Senior Data Privacy Legal Counsel with Shell International Limited and has practiced data privacy law for more than 20 years. Monika is a licensed attorney (adwokat) and has also been in private practice with the offices of Miller, Canfield in Poland. In addition to the law studies, she has also received a Master of European Law degree (LLM cum laude) from the Law Department of the College of Europe in Brugge (Belgium). Monika also currently serves as a member of the European Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the Steering Committee of the Forum on International Privacy Law. Monika has also worked for the Legal Service of the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU in Brussels. Monika is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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