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Harry A. Valetk

Harry A. Valetk

Baker McKenzie.

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:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks GDPR-Privacy Shield Boot Camp 2017
GDPR Boot Camp 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters EU General Data Protection Regulation in 13 Game Changers - 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
Full Text of the Privacy Shield Principles and Annex 1 - 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
Letter from Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker (July 7, 2016) - 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
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
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: EU Commission’s Adequacy Determination (July 12, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
EU General Data Protection Regulation in 13 Game Changers (March 2018) - Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2018: Get Fluent in Technology, Thursday, October 04, 2018
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 Boot Camp 2018, Thursday, October 11, 2018
Lothar Determann, Baker & McKenzie, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Tracker—Analysis: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (July 2, 2018) - GDPR Boot Camp 2018, Thursday, October 11, 2018
Lothar Determann, Baker & McKenzie, Bloomberg BNA Privacy Law Watch—INSIGHT: Be Wary of Liability for Statutory Damages under California Consumer Privacy Act (July 9, 2018) - GDPR Boot Camp 2018, Thursday, October 11, 2018
Global Data Breach Notification Guide 2018 (July 2018) - GDPR Boot Camp 2018, Thursday, October 11, 2018
Global Data Protection Enforcement Report (July 2018) - GDPR Boot Camp 2018, Thursday, October 11, 2018
GDPR National Legislation Survey, 0.3 (May 2018) - GDPR Boot Camp 2018, Thursday, October 11, 2018
EU General Data Protection Regulation in 13 Game Changers (March 2018) - GDPR Boot Camp 2018, Thursday, October 11, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment GDPR – The Experience of Corporate Counsel after Five Months - Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2018: Get Fluent in Technology, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
What Does GDPR Really Mean for Human Resources Data? - GDPR Boot Camp 2018, Friday, October 12, 2018
What Does GDPR Really Mean for B2C Companies? - GDPR Boot Camp 2018, Friday, October 12, 2018
Introduction and Legislative Context for GDPR - GDPR Boot Camp 2018, Friday, October 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio GDPR – The Experience of Corporate Counsel after Five Months - GDPR – The Experience of Corporate Counsel after Five Months, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
What Does GDPR Really Mean for B2C Companies? - What Does GDPR Really Mean for B2C Companies?, Friday, October 12, 2018
What Does GDPR Really Mean for Human Resources Data? - What Does GDPR Really Mean for Human Resources Data?, Friday, October 12, 2018
Introduction and Legislative Context for GDPR - Introduction and Legislative Context for GDPR, Friday, October 12, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts GDPR – The Experience of Corporate Counsel after Five Months - GDPR – The Experience of Corporate Counsel after Five Months, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg GDPR – The Experience of Corporate Counsel after Five Months - GDPR – The Experience of Corporate Counsel after Five Months, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Introduction and Legislative Context for GDPR - Introduction and Legislative Context for GDPR, Friday, October 12, 2018
What Does GDPR Really Mean for B2C Companies? - What Does GDPR Really Mean for B2C Companies?, Friday, October 12, 2018
What Does GDPR Really Mean for Human Resources Data? - What Does GDPR Really Mean for Human Resources Data?, Friday, October 12, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2018: Get Fluent in Technology, Thursday, October 11, 2018, New York, NY
GDPR Boot Camp 2018, Thursday, October 18, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar GDPR Boot Camp 2019, Thursday, September 26, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast GDPR Boot Camp 2019, Thursday, September 26, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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