Lydia de la Torre is a frequent CPW contributor with deep insight and knowledge on cutting edge developments in data privacy and cybersecurity.  For some of the fantastic pieces she has co-authored recently, see here and here.  Well, we are very pleased to share that the legal publication Daily Journal has selected Lydia among California’s top cybersecurity lawyers. She is one of only 20 named to the list, recognizing individuals at the “cutting edge of cybersecurity who advise companies on best practices and on navigating legal and regulatory mandates on privacy and data security.”

In her profile, the Daily Journal highlighted Lydia’s work in conducting assessments of the applicability of the CCPA for mid-sized and larger law firm clients, and evaluating the role they should take under the act. The publication also noted her work for US K-12 schools, advising on the applicability of and compliance with the FERPA and other relevant state laws, including the establishment of “viable processes to obtain verifiable parental consent where applicable” and drafting contractual language with respect to the Children Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  Dual-qualified in California and Madrid, Spain, Lydia brings a unique expertise and enhanced ability to advise clients on compliance strategies in regard to US federal and state privacy laws – particularly CCPA and CPRA – while drawing on her GDPR knowledge to serve as a bridge to the EU for clients with global requirements.  Lydia has been called to testify before the California Senate Judicial Committee and consulted in regards to the drafting of privacy laws and several of suggestions have been incorporated into the text of these laws, including into CCPA and CPRA.

Congratulations Lydia, for this well-deserved recognition.  CPW is proud to have you as a colleague.