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Key GDPR Issues in the COVID-19 Pandemic


Speaker(s): Anna Pateraki, David Dumont, Lisa J. Sotto
Recorded on: May. 20, 2020
PLI Program #: 301070

Anna is a senior associate in the firm’s Brussels office. Her practice is focused on all aspects of global and European data protection law, including global compliance programs, data transfers, privacy integrations, data breaches, Privacy Impact Assessments and data processing agreements. She has extensive experience advising clients across a range of sectors on cutting-edge privacy issues such as online and mobile privacy, cloud computing, consumer programs, advertising and life sciences. Anna also has experience advising on the EU General Data Protection Regulation and German-related data protection issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Anna has worked for the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the IT law departments of leading law firms in Germany. She is a certified privacy professional (CIPP/E) and has completed secondments in two of the world’s largest technology companies.

Anna received her Diploma in Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Faculty of Law, magna cum laude, and her LLM from the Humboldt University of Berlin - Faculty of Law, magna cum laude.


David is a partner in the firm’s Brussels office and member of the firm’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. David assists large, multinational clients with various aspects of EU privacy and data protection law. As a result of his extensive experience in this area, he has developed a strong knowledge of the key privacy and data protection issues companies are facing.

Since the beginning of the legislative process of reforming Europe’s data protection laws, David has worked extensively in preparing clients for all aspects of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In addition to managing compliance projects such as GDPR readiness projects, David advises clients on cutting-edge privacy and data protection law issues, including those related to the use of employee monitoring technologies and mobile applications. He has also helped numerous clients implement mechanisms to legitimize international data flows, such as EU Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules.

David received his BA from the University of Brussels, magna cum laude, and his LLM from the University of Brussels, magna cum laude, as well.


Named among The National Law Journal’s “100 Most Influential Lawyers,” Lisa Sotto chairs Hunton Andrews Kurth’s top-ranked Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice and is the managing partner of the firm’s New York office. She also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. Lisa has received widespread recognition for her work in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity. She was voted the world’s leading privacy advisor in all surveys by Computerworld magazine and has received top rankings for privacy and data security by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. Lisa serves as the Chairperson of the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. 

Nicknamed both the “Priestess of Privacy” and “Queen of Breach,” Lisa assists clients in identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and data security practices. She advises clients on GLB, HIPAA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, FCRA, VPPA, security breach notification laws, and other U.S. state and federal privacy and data security requirements (including HR rules), and global data protection laws (including those in the EU, Asia and Latin America). More recently, Lisa and her team have assisted more than 100 clients in developing strategies for complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.

Lisa also provides extensive advice on cybersecurity risks, incidents and policy issues, including proactive cyber incident readiness. Since 2005, she has advised clients on more than 1,600 cybersecurity and data breach incidents in the U.S. and abroad, including many of the seminal events. Lisa is the editor and lead author of the legal treatise entitled Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Deskbook, published by Aspen Publishers, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. 

Lisa is chair of the New York Privacy Officers’ Forum and a former member of the Board of Directors of IAPP. She received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, with Distinction in All Subjects. Lisa is admitted to practice in New York.