Lydia De La Torre

Privacy Law Fellow

Professor de la Torre started working in Data Protection in 1997 and she has extended experience in both the European Union and US data protection law. She joined Santa Clara in 2017 as the inaugural privacy fellow. She has worked as privacy counsel/consultant in the private sector for fortune five hundred companies such as eBay, PayPal, Intuit and HP.

Professor de la Torre areas of interest include EU data protection laws and the data protection regulatory framework at the local and State level in the US. She is currently researching the data protection framework that applies to political data in the US.


J.D., Univesidad Complutense Madrid (Spain)

L.L.M. EU Tax Law Centro de Estudios Garrigues (Spain)

L.L.M, Intellectual Property Santa Clara University Law School

Areas of Specialization

Data Protection, Privacy, Cybersecurity

Affiliations and Honors

Member California Bar Association

Member Madrid Bar Association (Spain)

Member IAPP (CIPP/US Certified)

Member Internet Ethics Advisory Group – Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Outstanding Faculty Award (2006 for teaching Legal Translation and Interpretation at the National Hispanic University)

2012/2013 LL.M. Student of the Year Santa Clara University School of Law