Lydia de la Torre provides strategic privacy compliance advice related to US and EU privacy, including data protection and cybersecurity law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), other states’ privacy and cyber laws, US financial privacy laws, and marketing and advertising compliance, as well as information security. She also represents clients in investigations with an eye toward helping them avoid litigation.
Lydia’s work in-house and with organizations has run the gamut, from pre-IPO start-ups to mature Fortune 500 companies, in a multitude of industries, including e-commerce, fintech and computer hardware. This experience has provided her with a direct understanding of client concerns.
As an expert and influential commentator on data privacy and protection across multiple sectors and geographies, including the GDPR, Lydia has been consulted by diverse stakeholders on the implications of proposed US and California legislation on data privacy and protection, including in relation to CCPA and CPRA.
Before joining the firm, Lydia served as co-director of the Santa Clara Law School Data Privacy Certificate Program, where she continues to teach privacy law.
Lydia is a frequently invited speaker on privacy-related topics, such as the freedom of speech implications of privacy laws, ethics and privacy, the application of privacy laws to blockchain technology, financial privacy laws and the CCPA. She is also a prolific writer and has been published in a variety of outlets, from mainstream media to privacy and legal publications. She is the editor of Golden Data, a Medium publication focused on data laws.
Lydia is well known as an expert in California privacy law, and she is often consulted in regards to compliance with the various privacy requirements in the state. Beyond CCPA, these laws include the California IoT law, the California law on Collection of Licence Plate Information, the California Reasonable Security Requirements, the Song Beverly Act and the California Requirements on Disposal of Consumer Records.
Lydia is a member of the California Lawyers Association’s Antitrust and Privacy Section and an adjunct professor at Santa Clara Law School.