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Harry A. Valetk

Harry A. Valetk

Baker & McKenzie LLP

New York, NY, USA


Harry A. Valetk is Of Counsel in the International Commercial Practice Group in the New York office, advising global organizations on privacy and data security compliance requirements. He regularly supports companies in the insurance and financial services sector, retail, pharmaceutical/ healthcare, transportation/ logistics, hospitality, defense, social media, cloud technology, and manufacturing industries. His practice is focused on delivering commercially practical advice on designing security, privacy, and technologically compliant solutions. Harry's practice routinely covers issues that range from supporting M&A transactions that result in cross-border data transfers, to digital marketing, regulatory enforcement defense, and cyber security and data breach incident response. He also helps clients perform privacy risk assessments for EU-US Privacy Shield certifications, and works with highly-regulated entities on numerous data protection topics, including HIPAA, GLBA, FERPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Harry puts on an insider’s perspective when advising his clients having worked in-house as Director of MetLife’s Global Privacy Office in New York for almost seven years. In that role, he supported business lines in more than 60 countries to protect the personal data of over 90 million MetLife customers. Additionally, he led numerous strategic efforts to build out a global Privacy Risk Framework, achieve global compliance with applicable data privacy laws, deploy cross-border data transfer solutions, implement global training and awareness initiatives, and manage data and cyber security incidents. Before MetLife, Harry led the video game publishing industry’s privacy compliance efforts as the Director of Privacy Online for the Entertainment Software Rating Board and its COPPA Safe Harbor Seal Program. Finally, Harry served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division.

Harry A. Valetk is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Buyer Beware: Merger and Acquisition Diligence Tips to Reduce Data Privacy & Security Risks, Bloomberg BNA—Privacy and Security Law Report, 13 PVLR 1838, (October 27, 2014) - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Letters prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence regarding safeguards and limitations applicable to U.S. national security authorities - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
EU General Data Protection Regulation in 13 Game Changers - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Department of Commerce: International Trade Administration: Privacy Policy FAQs 1-5 - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Statement of the Article 29 Working Party on the Opinion on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (April 13, 2016) - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Article 29 Working Party Statement on the decision of the European Commission on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (July 1, 2016) - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Letter and accompanying attachment from the Federal Trade Commission describing its enforcement of the Privacy Shield (July 7, 2016) - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Full Text of the Privacy Shield Principles and Annex 1 - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Letter from the Department of State and accompanying memorandum describing a new Privacy Shield Ombudsperson for submission of inquiries regarding the United States’ signals intelligence practices (July 7, 2016) - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) Statement: Swiss-US Privacy Shield: new framework for the transfer of data to the USA (January 11, 2017) - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: EU Commission’s Adequacy Determination (July 12, 2016) - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Letter from the International Trade Administration describing its administration and oversight of the Privacy Shield (July 7, 2016) - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Letter from the Department of Transportation describing its enforcement of the Privacy Shield (February 19, 2016) - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Letter from Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, and accompanying Privacy Shield Package (January 9, 2017) - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Baker & McKenzie—Legal Bytes: Open for Business: The U.S. Department of Commerce Begins Acceptance of Certifications to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (August 2016) - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield FAQs - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Letter from Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker (July 7, 2016) - GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Friday, October 13, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment What does GDPR really mean for B2C companies? - GDPR - Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Thursday, October 12, 2017
What does GDPR really mean for B2B companies? - GDPR - Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Thursday, October 12, 2017
What is Privacy Shield? Is it right for you? - GDPR - Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Thursday, October 12, 2017
Introduction and Legislative Context for GDPR - GDPR - Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Thursday, October 12, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio What does GDPR really mean for B2B companies? - What does GDPR really mean for B2B companies?, Thursday, October 12, 2017
What does GDPR really mean for B2C companies? - What does GDPR really mean for B2C companies?, Thursday, October 12, 2017
Introduction and Legislative Context for GDPR - Introduction and Legislative Context for GDPR, Thursday, October 12, 2017
What is Privacy Shield? Is it right for you? - What is Privacy Shield? Is it right for you?, Thursday, October 12, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Introduction and Legislative Context for GDPR - Introduction and Legislative Context for GDPR, Thursday, October 12, 2017
What does GDPR really mean for B2B companies? - What does GDPR really mean for B2B companies?, Thursday, October 12, 2017
What does GDPR really mean for B2C companies? - What does GDPR really mean for B2C companies?, Thursday, October 12, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg What does GDPR really mean for B2C companies? - What does GDPR really mean for B2C companies?, Thursday, October 12, 2017
Introduction and Legislative Context for GDPR - Introduction and Legislative Context for GDPR, Thursday, October 12, 2017
What is Privacy Shield? Is it right for you? - What is Privacy Shield? Is it right for you?, Thursday, October 12, 2017
What does GDPR really mean for B2B companies? - What does GDPR really mean for B2B companies?, Thursday, October 12, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs GDPR - Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar GDPR - Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast GDPR - Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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