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Lydia B. Parnes

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Washington, DC, USA


Lydia Parnes is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she is chair of the firm's privacy and data protection practice. She regularly represents companies in complex regulatory investigations and provides advice on complying with domestic and global privacy and data protection laws.

The former director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Lydia is a highly regarded privacy expert. As director of the BCP, Lydia oversaw privacy and data security enforcement efforts and the development of the FTC's approach to online advertising. She testified on numerous occasions on the benefits of a uniform nationwide data breach law and the risks of legislating in the technology area.

Lydia advises companies on how to navigate global privacy and data security requirements while pursuing their business goals. She helps them develop and implement comprehensive privacy compliance programs and understand the nuances of regulation and self-regulation in the privacy arena. Lydia regularly represents clients before the FTC and other federal and state agencies.

Lydia was named a top lawyer in the cybersecurity category by Washingtonian Magazine in 2015 and is regularly recognized in Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers as among the country's top privacy and data security attorneys. In 2012, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati was recognized by Law360 as a "top privacy and consumer protection" law firm.

Lydia speaks throughout the country on developments in data security and privacy.
Lydia B. Parnes is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps (NY) - Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps (NY) - Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps (NY) - Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps - Privacy Law Considerations for Social Media and Mobile Apps (NY), Thursday, February 15, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Social Media 2018: Addressing Corporate Risks (NY), Wednesday, February 21, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Social Media 2019: Addressing Corporate Risks, Wednesday, February 13, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Social Media 2019: Addressing Corporate Risks, Wednesday, February 13, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Social Media 2019: Addressing Corporate Risks, Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Social Media 2019: Addressing Corporate Risks, Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Social Media 2019: Addressing Corporate Risks, Wednesday, February 13, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
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