Biography

Flora J. Garcia discovered privacy law one snowy night in law school when she read the case of Bodil Lindqvist, a Swedish woman who was the first person charged with violating the EU Privacy Directive.  Flora is McAfee’s Global Chief Privacy Officer and Security Attorney, after stints on other in-house teams and in information security and in compliance at MUFG Union Bank and magazine publisher Time Inc.  She spearheaded McAfee’s GDPR preparedness program. 

Flora is a graduate of the evening program at Fordham Law School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Journalism School, and Duke University, where she majored in computer science and economics.  Flora is an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy and holds the CIPP/US, CIPP/IT, and CISSP certifications.  

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