GDPR at 5 – Episode 1 – Looking Back on the Last Five Years: Improvements and Challenges

August 8, 2023

Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation co-chairs Ahmed Baladi and Jane Horvath describe how GDPR has been a game-changer in the data privacy area and discuss the innovations and improvements introduced by the regulation, how challenging it was to implement globally, and the interaction between the GDPR and other privacy legislations around the globe.

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Ahmed Baladi is a partner in the Paris office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he is co-chair of the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation practice and a member of the Artificial Intelligence practice. Ahmed has developed renowned experience in a wide range of privacy and cybersecurity matters including compliance and governance programs in light of the GDPR. He regularly represents companies and corporate executives on investigations and procedures before Data Protection Authorities. He also advises a variety of clients on data breach and national security matters including handling investigations, enforcement defense and crisis management.

Jane C. Horvath is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  She is a Co-Chair of the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Group, and a member of the Administrative Law and Regulatory, Artificial Intelligence, Crisis Management, Litigation and Media, Entertainment and Technology Practice Groups.  Having previously served as Apple’s Chief Privacy Officer, Google’s Global Privacy Counsel and the DOJ’s first Chief Privacy Counsel and Civil Liberties Officer, among other positions, Ms. Horvath draws from more than two decades of privacy and legal experience, offering unique in-house counsel and regulatory perspectives to counsel clients as they manage complex technical issues on a global regulatory scale.