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Behind the Scenes

Lourdes M. Turrecha

Lourdes M. Turrecha
Associate
San Francisco, CA
415.805.7982

Lourdes M. Turrecha is an associate attorney in Arent Fox’s San Francisco office. Her practice is focused on privacy, data security, advertising, and intellectual property. Lourdes is experienced in helping organizations develop their privacy and data security programs and is knowledgeable in international (e.g. GDPR, EU-US Privacy Shield), federal (e.g. HIPAA, GLBA, COPPA), state, and local privacy laws; industry standards (e.g. PCI DSS); and privacy and security frameworks (e.g. NIST, GAPP, ISO, FedRamp). She is also experienced in reviewing promotional materials and registering trademarks.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Lourdes was a consultant on law and policy for a company that develops software training for organizations to use in spreading awareness on protecting privacy, minimizing data security breaches, and dealing with online social media issues. She was also the Senior Policy Manager of Privacy for an international gaming, hospitality, and entertainment company, where she helped build their privacy program from the ground up. During law school, she clerked for the General Counsel of a multinational corporation, where she handled a wide range of day-to-day legal issues that covered privacy, trademarks, and promotions, amongst others. She was also a privacy research associate for one of the leading privacy law scholars.

Professional Activities

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Publications Advisory Board Member, Certified Information Privacy Professional – US Private Sector (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • Privacy + Security Forum, Co-Director of Programming
  • American Bar Association (ABA), State Bar of California (SBC), and the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), Member

 

 

Blog Posts by Lourdes M. Turrecha

Privacy & Security - US & Abroad
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Is A Pen Mightier Than A Shield? Executive Order Sparks International Data Privacy Concerns

What’s New?

An Executive Order from President Trump’s first days in office raised questions about its impact on the hard-won Privacy Shield, which allows about 1,700 companies to legally transfer data between the EEA and Switzerland and the US. The Order adds a new layer of complexity to the agreements and regulations already at play through the Privacy Act, Judicial Redress Act, Umbrella Agreement, and Privacy Shield.

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Privacy & Security - US & Abroad
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At PrivacyCon, Researchers Discuss Today’s New Technologies, Highlight Not-So-New Privacy and Security Issues

What’s New?

On January 12, 2017, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held its second PrivacyCon conference. PrivacyCon brings together researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security. This year’s PrivacyCon featured presentations from academics and technology researchers covering the following five main areas: (1) the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data; (2) mobile privacy; (3) consumer privacy expectations; (4) online behavioral advertising; and (5) information security. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, who is stepping down effective February 10, 2017, opened the conference with the myriad of ways consumer data is collected, asking if the risks associated with data collection outweigh the benefits.

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Payment Processing, Electronic Fund Transfers & Mobile Payments, Privacy & Security - US & Abroad
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New Version of Payment Card Information Standards Targets Recent Breach Issues

What’s the News?

Following recent updates, merchants and retailers will soon become subject to the updated Payment Card Information Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the security standard that organizations need to follow if they handle credit and debit cards from major card companies, such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express. This round of changes will be known as version 3.2 of PCI DSS, and include significant guidance and updates on hot topics such as encryption and strong credentials. Compliance with the changes is important because companies that are subject to PCI DSS but fail to comply face exclusion from processing credit card payments and/or hefty fines. Sometimes, noncompliance could mean leaving open the doors to your cardholder data environment, thereby allowing hackers and malicious entities to enter.
 

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