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Congresso Asso Dpo - Cecilia Alvarez

Cecilia Alvarez


Cecilia Álvarez is Facebook EMEA Director of Privacy Policy Engagement since March 2019. Until March 2019, she was the Pfizer’s European Privacy Officer Lead and served as Chair and Co-Chair of pharma privacy associations (EFPIA Data Protection Group and the EU Chapter of the IPMPC). She formerly worked 18 years in the Spanish law firm Uría Menéndez, leading the data protection, IT and ecommerce areas of practice as well as the LATAM Data Protection Working Group. Cecilia is the Chairwoman of APEP (Spanish Privacy Professional Association), the Spanish member of CEDPO (Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations), a member of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference (W-6) and Vice-Chairwoman of IPPC-Europe. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation in the section of the Law on Technologies of the Information and the Knowledge and Arbitrator of the European Association of Arbitration (ITC section). She participated in the Group of Experts selected by the Spanish DPA to prepare the Madrid Resolution on International Privacy Standards in 2009. She also 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. 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 (Universidad de Navarra, IE, ICADE, Universidad Carlos III, Forum on International Privacy Law, IAPP, European Privacy Officers Network (EPON), The Sedona Conference, Magister Lvcentinvs, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, …) and has been highly ranked in the legal directories Best Lawyers, Chambers and International Who’s Who Lawyers for Spain.