Legal publication Daily Journal has selected Squire Patton Boggs of counsel Lydia de la Torre among California’s top cybersecurity lawyers. Ms. de la Torre 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 Ms. de la Torre’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, Ms. de la Torre 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. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. de la Torre served as co-director of the Santa Clara Law School Data Privacy Certificate Program, where she continues to teach privacy law as an adjunct professor. Ms. de la Torre 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. A prolific writer, speaker and lecturer, Ms. de la Torre is the editor of Golden Data, a Medium publication on data laws.