Lydia de la Torre provides strategic privacy compliance advice related to US and EU privacy, including data protection and cybersecurity law, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), other state’s 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.
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 a member of the California Lawyers Association’s Antitrust and Privacy Section and an adjunct professor at Santa Clara Law School.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Lydia de la Torre
The National Law Review recognizes the Data Privacy and Security Practice Group at Squire Patton Boggs as a Go-To Thought Leader for their contributions related to Privacy legislation in California. With the year-long implementation of the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) and the recent CPRA (California Privacy Rights Act), Squire Patton Boggs wrote consistently on CCPA compliance, including updates from the California Attorney General on changes to the CCPA, updates to CCPA Regulations and the progression of the CPRA to the ballot box and eventual law. The articles provided guidance for businesses including health care systems and financial institutions on CCPA compliance. The following NLR authors from Squire Patton Boggs were regular contributors on data privacy and security: Glenn A. Brown, Lydia de la Torre, Elliot Golding, Michael W. Kelly, Lauren Kitces, and Ann J, LaFrance.