SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 13, 2017 — To further expand its leadership in the field of privacy law, Santa Clara University School of Law has hired veteran data-protection counsel Lydia F. de la Torre, LL.M ’14, as its inaugural Privacy Law Fellow.

De la Torre has substantial experience working on complex international data-protection issues in Silicon Valley and Europe. She has been senior privacy counsel at Intuit, PayPal, and eBay, and also practiced tax and data-protection law at the prestigious Spanish law firm Garrigues.

With the rapid evolution of the digital economy and resulting proliferation of personal data, the job market is booming for privacy professionals adept at navigating the complex web of worldwide data-protection regulations.

Santa Clara Law has one of the country’s most robust and innovative privacy law programs. Its groundbreaking Privacy Law Certificate, launched in 2014, is designed to train the next generation of privacy lawyers through professional fieldwork, courses co-taught by industry specialists, and publication and certification requirements. De la Torre will contribute to the program by teaching, publishing, organizing speakers and events, and advising students.

“I am excited to join the outstanding Santa Clara Law privacy program as its first Privacy Law Fellow,” said de la Torre. “I look forward to preparing students for the tremendous opportunities that exist today in the growing data-protection field.”

“Lydia is an ideal choice to become our first Privacy Law Fellow,” said Professor Eric Goldman, supervisor of the Privacy Law Certificate. “Lydia’s knowledge about, and experience practicing, privacy and data-protection law in the US and Europe will enrich our community substantially.”

De la Torre is licensed to practice law both in the EU (Spain) and the US (California). She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and she holds a CIPP/US certification from the IAPP. De la Torre received a J.D. from Universidad Complutense School of Law (Madrid, Spain); an LLM in EU Taxation from Centro de Estudios Garrigues; and an LL.M. in IP from Santa Clara University School of Law.

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