Lauren Kitces is a member of our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, where she provides business-oriented privacy and cybersecurity advice to a wide range of clients, leveraging her in-house experience to provide mindful guidance. She has strong international experience, which she uses to help translate pre-existing international efforts into US regulatory compliance. Lauren enjoys the nuance and complexities that come with being in a field that is still evolving and forming both nationally and internationally.
Lauren utilizes her analytical thought-process and over 10 years of legal and industry experience to provide clients with sound analysis of multifaceted privacy matters. She has an ability to efficiently address and manage substantive and procedural issues. She has skillful knowledge of subject matter in several areas of privacy, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA,) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and cross-border data transfers.
Lauren has advised on and facilitated CCPA compliance programs and all facets of CCPA remediation across a range of industries, including for ad-tech, financial services, technology, automotive and retail. She regularly drafts and advises on privacy materials, such as externally and internally-facing privacy notices, corporate policies and training materials.
Lauren also addresses complex matters related to Privacy Shield applications and compliance, leveraging her cross-border knowledge and experience to provide clients with a holistic and informed perspective.
Prior to joining the firm, Lauren worked in-house advising a global risk management, insurance brokerage, advisory and benefits administration company on both US and international data privacy. She was a key figure in implementing corporate compliance with the GDPR, and assessing and managing compliance with myriad other data privacy laws, including the CCPA, Chinese Cybersecurity Law and Brazilian General Data Protection Law.
While her day-to-day work may focus on the current legal requirements, Lauren also stays well-informed of proposed, upcoming and evolving state, national and international privacy laws and requirements.
A passionate contributor to the privacy community, Lauren is regularly sought out for her perspective and is an active public speaker. Lauren is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). She served as a Chair of the DC IAPP Chapter from 2018-2019 and remains an active participant in the IAPP through her local DC Chapter and the Women Leading Privacy section. She enjoys the opportunity to connect with and learn from others in the privacy industry, and to help those developing in the industry to grow and advance.