Cambridge Forum on

International Privacy & Data Laws

March 20 - 22, 2024 Surrey, United Kingdom
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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.

2024 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

  • Dr. Vera Jungkind Partner Hengeler Mueller Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Dr. Aiko Schilling Head of Legal Data Strategy and Data Governance Munich Re (Group) Munich, Germany

    Aiko Schilling has been with Munich Re for more than 14 years and is currently the head of the Legal Data Strategy and Data Governance Department within the Group Compliance and Legal Division at Munich Re.


    Aiko Schilling has studied law and wrote his doctoral thesis about an internet related topic in the context of European law. Beginning of 2003, he started his job carrier in a law firm, had afterwards an executive position for the Bavarian government for internal affairs before he joined Munich Re as an in-house counsel mid of 2007. In this role, Aiko Schilling was mainly in charge of providing legal advice in the field of IT, supervisory and contract law.


    Aiko Schilling moved end of 2012 to the Corporate Insurance Partners Division where his core responsibility was supporting underwriters by preparing, negotiating and reviewing (cyber) insurance policies and developing new (cyber) related risk transfer solutions.


    Mid of 2018 Aiko Schilling took over the position of a Senior Cyber Corporate Underwriter. In this role, Aiko Schilling was mainly responsible for the development of new cyber-related products and to answer legal and wording questions in the context of cyber (re-)insurance.


    On the first of October 2020, Aiko Schilling became a Senior Cyber Underwriter within the Facultative and Corporate Division dealing with major cyber risks around the globe.


    After one year, Aiko Schilling joined the Group Compliance and Legal Division as head of the Legal Data Strategy and Data Governance Department where he is predominantly in charge of (international) privacy law in the broader sense.

Committee Members

  • Cecilia Irene Álvarez Privacy Policy Director | EMEA Facebook Inc. Madrid, 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 Partner and Head of Privacy and Data Protection Group Bird & Bird LLP Helsinki, Finland
  • Rosa María Franco Partner Axkati Legal, S.C. Mexico City, Mexico
  • John N. Gevertz Of Counsel DLA Piper New York, United States
  • Simon Hania Senior Director, Data Protection Office & Global Data Protection Officer Uber Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Simon Hania has been a leader at the crossroads of telecommunication and information technology, business and regulatory affairs for over 15 years. Simon currently is VP Privacy & Security at TomTom, ensuring the company to globally meet the growing expectations of customers and the increasing regulatory demands with respect to privacy & security. Simon focuses on connected, automated & autonomous vehicles and wearable technologies. By many, he is considered to be a privacy & security thought leader in the space of Internet of Things, Cloud and Big Data.


    Previously at TomTom, Simon was responsible for Technical Operations of Service Delivery, including TomTom Traffic and other location-based services. Before TomTom, Simon held various positions in the telecommunications industry, the last being CTO at XS4ALL, the premier internet service provider in the Netherlands.

  • Peter Lefkowitz VP, Chief Security & Trust Officer Cloud Software Group Boston, United States
  • Timothy Ma Head of International Privacy and Data Protection Department Tencent Hong Kong, China
  • William Malcolm Senior Director, International Privacy Legal & Consumer Protection Google LLC London, United Kingdom

    William Malcolm works with Google’s product and engineering teams globally on a range of product design and privacy compliance issues. Prior to joining Google in March 2011, Malcolm was a leading member of the Pinsent Masons Privacy and Information Law Practice, where he advised a range of clients on privacy program management and day-to-day compliance and commercial privacy issues.


    Malcolm is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry events on EU privacy issues.

  • Rahul Matthan Partner - Corporate, Telecom, Media and Technology Trilegal Bangalore, India
  • Pablo Andrés Palazzi Partner Allende & Brea Buenos Aires, Argentina

Forum Director

  • Kate Ross Forum Director Cambridge Forums Toronto, Canada [email protected] M: +1 437 971 6813

    Kate has a background in social services where she treated youth with complex mental health and addictions issues. Her role involved developing detailed, treatment-focused program plans and seeing them through to completion. Kate brings many years of experience in the service industry to her role at Cambridge Forums. In her spare time, Kate enjoys good food and wine, all things true-crime related, and dance parties with her kids.

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