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Francoise Gilbert

Francoise Gilbert

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

E. Palo Alto, CA, USA


Francoise Gilbert, a partner at Greenberg Traurig, is the author of the two volume treatise “Global Privacy and Security Law” (Wolters Kluwer Publishing), covering 68 countries. Her practice has focused on information privacy and security for more than 25 years. Interested in the challenges raised by hackers such as Robert Morris and Kevin Mitnick in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, she began conducting extensive research of the existing laws. In 1991, she published her first law review article on Breaches of Security and started working with clients on the legal issues stemming from attacks on their systems. In 1992, she became involved in emerging health security and privacy issues in the use of technology for telemedicine services. In this connection, throughout the 1990’s, she contributed to the drafting of several federal and state bills that were the predecessors of HIPAA.

Since then, her practice has evolved as privacy and cyber security laws and jurisprudence were developed in the United States and globally. Francoise deals regularly with compliance challenges raised by cloud computing, connected objects, smart cities, big data, mobile applications, wearable devices, social media, data analytics, artificial intelligence, internet of things, autonomous vehicles and other cutting-edge developments. As a practicing attorney, she advises public companies, emerging technology businesses and non-profit organizations, on the entire spectrum of domestic and international privacy and cyber security issues legal issues. Sample engagements include, compliance, product strategy, privacy-by-design, privacy policies, mergers & acquisitions, cross border data transfers and global privacy programs.

Françoise holds law degrees from Paris University (France) and Loyola University (Chicago, Illinois) and a graduate degree in Mathematics from Paris University (France). She is accredited as a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/E).

Internationally recognized as a thought leader and expert in data privacy and cyber security, Francoise Gilbert has been continuously praised for her experience and in-depth knowledge of this area. She was named “2014 San Francisco Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for her work in information privacy and security, and a “Cybersecurity and Privacy Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal in 2015.  She is listed in Chambers USA and Chambers Global (since 2008), Best Lawyers in America (since 2007), and Who’s Who in Ecommerce and Internet Law (since 1998). Françoise has also been recognized as one of the US “top privacy advisers” by Computer World and as an “attorney who matters” by Ethisphere.

Francoise Gilbert is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (October 1, 2016) - Eighteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Thursday, June 15, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, May 07, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law, Monday, June 11, 2018, Chicago, IL
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