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Cédric Laurant

Dumont Bergman Bider & Co., S.C.
IT & Copyrights Manager
Mexico City, , MEX


Cédric Laurant
IT & Copyrights Manager, Dumont Bergman Bider (Mexico City)

Cédric leads, since 2013, the IT & Copyrights Department at Dumont, a law firm based in Mexico City. The Department’s practice areas include privacy and data protection law, information security and governance, copyright, computing and Internet law, e-commerce and IT contracts, cybercrimes, the protection of domain names and, generally, of intellectual property on the Internet. His own practice areas focus essentially on privacy, data protection law, information security and information governance in Latin America and the European Union, together with computing and Internet law, e-commerce and IT contracts.

Cédric has worked as a lawyer, consultant, policy counsel and academic for the past 15 years in Europe, the United States and Latin America on international projects in the same areas, as well as in the fields of telecommunications and consumer protection law. He has handled legal compliance and public policy projects, government affairs and public advocacy missions, and offered technical assistance, research, training and capacity-building services for international organizations such as the European Commission, governments, trade and professional associations, multinational companies and NGOs.

He has practiced as an attorney in those fields for various law firms in the United States and Belgium. He also worked as a policy counsel and consultant for nonprofit organizations in the United States, Europe and Latin America. Between 2001 and 2006 he was International Privacy Director at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC, and was Invited Law Professor at the University of los Andes in Bogota between 2007 and 2008.

He is the author of various books, articles and reports in the areas of data protection, privacy and human rights. He has presented more than 100 workshops, seminars, conferences and courses all around the world and was invited by institutions or organizations such as the European Parliament, the European Commission, the United States Congress, the United Nations, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the International Conferences of Privacy & Data Protection Commissioners, the American Bar Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, and graduated with a Master of Laws from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Laws from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) and a European Master of Arts in Science, Society & Technology. In Mexico, he is the Vice-President of the Latin American Association of Information Security Professionals (Asociación Latinoamericana de Profesionales en Seguridad Informática) since 2013.

He is fluent in French, English, Spanish, proficient in Portuguese and conversant in Dutch. More details about him and the Dumont law firm at: http://www.dumont.mx/.
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