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Vicky Gage  Bernheimer

Vicky Gage Bernheimer

Data Privacy Counsel, Legal, Ethics and Compliance
Chicago, IL, USA

As Privacy Counsel for Acenture,  Vicky Gage-Bernheimer provides data privacy legal guidance to Accenture focusing on compliance with HIPAA,  security services offerings, EU-GDPR  and ventures and acquistions.  She consults on incorporating privacy by design into technology solutions and  advises on risk assessments,  and negotiating global data privacy contractual agreements.  Vicky designed and conducted privacy training relating to HIPAA and data transfer agreements.  Vicky is also currently serving as Membership Chair for the ACC Health Law Committee.

Vicky has previously served as Data Privacy Officer, Avanade Inc., Assistant General Counsel, Privacy, at Aon Corporation, Privacy Sr. Manager at Allstate, and Trial Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company.

As Data Privacy Officer, North America, Vicky Gage-Bernheimer was responsible for facilitating compliance with Avanade's Privacy Policy, data management policy, and global regulations in connection with the protection and processing of personal data by Avanade.   Vicky focused on HIPAA, building privacy and security into mobile application development, and advising information technology stakeholders and executive leadership on data protection and security regulatory requirements. Vicky also advised on  privacy matters for global client and supplier contracts.

Vicky is a privacy legal professional with extensive global experience in privacy, corporate, field legal offices, compliance, financial services, healthcare, claims, technology and litigation areas.  Vicky has previously developed and implemented data protection programs with a focus on safeguarding personal information, data breach management and reporting, vendor management and assessment, and compliance with financial services requirements.  She previously led in-house legal teams and demonstrated results in achieving strategic organizational, legal goals as well as assuring compliance with HIPAA, GLB, OFAC, and other data protection regulatory mandates.  She provided key privacy analysis and legal counsel regarding mobile applications, the E.U. Privacy Directive, Safe Harbor Remediation, as well as negotiated privacy and security contractual language for client and vendor agreements.

Vicky has also spoken and presented at conferences and panels on various data privacy issues, including PLI Privacy and Security, as well as   on “How Private Is ‘Private’: Trends on Data Collection, Tracking and Sharing,” in Philadelphia, PA, and “Privacy Hot Topic: BYOD and Mobile Application Development” for the Chicago Bar Association.  She is licensed in both Illinois and Louisiana.


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