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Lourdes M. Turrecha

Lourdes M. Turrecha
Associate
San Francisco, CA
415.805.7982

Lourdes M. Turrecha is an associate attorney in Arent Fox’s San Francisco office. Her practice is focused on privacy, data security, advertising, and intellectual property. Lourdes is experienced in helping organizations develop their privacy and data security programs and is knowledgeable in international (e.g. GDPR, EU-US Privacy Shield), federal (e.g. HIPAA, GLBA, COPPA), state, and local privacy laws; industry standards (e.g. PCI DSS); and privacy and security frameworks (e.g. NIST, GAPP, ISO, FedRamp). She is also experienced in reviewing promotional materials and registering trademarks.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Lourdes was a consultant on law and policy for a company that develops software training for organizations to use in spreading awareness on protecting privacy, minimizing data security breaches, and dealing with online social media issues. She was also the Senior Policy Manager of Privacy for an international gaming, hospitality, and entertainment company, where she helped build their privacy program from the ground up. During law school, she clerked for the General Counsel of a multinational corporation, where she handled a wide range of day-to-day legal issues that covered privacy, trademarks, and promotions, amongst others. She was also a privacy research associate for one of the leading privacy law scholars.

Professional Activities

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Publications Advisory Board Member, Certified Information Privacy Professional – US Private Sector (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • Privacy + Security Forum, Co-Director of Programming
  • American Bar Association (ABA), State Bar of California (SBC), and the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), Member

 

 

Blog Posts by Lourdes M. Turrecha

Privacy & Security - US & Abroad
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Data Divide: Japan’s Clarity and China’s Chaos in Reshaped Privacy and Security Regs

What’s New?

Major regulatory changes in data governance recently went into effect in Japan and China that are likely to impact organizations doing business in these Asian markets. While the regulations are long-awaited, their implementation follows on the heels of the global Wannacry ransomware data scare and at the same time as companies attempt to prepare for the European General Data Protection Regulation. Both countries’ changes warrant reviews of company policies and procedures, but they are also quite different: Japan’s straightforward amendments focus on consumer information and data protection, while China turned a controversial focus to network operators managing data.

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Privacy & Security - US & Abroad
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This Ransomware Will Make You WannaCry

What’s New?

Ransomware is old news, as we had previously written here. Its latest iteration, the currently circulating WannaCry ransomware, is no laughing matter. The WannaCry vulnerability was reportedly first uncovered by the National Security Agency (NSA) but kept under wraps as a potential tool for possible surveillance. It was subsequently found by hackers who released a cache of stolen NSA documents on the internet, including details about WannaCry.
 

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Privacy & Security - US & Abroad
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Vizio Smart TVs Fail FTC Privacy Test

What’s the News?

The Federal Trade Commission is asking “who’s watching who?” in a recent settlement with Vizio over the consumer electronics brand’s smart TVs. Vizio’s settlement with the FTC and the New Jersey Attorney General comes in at $2.2 million after a complaint that Vizio tracked consumer viewing data on 11 million smart TVs since 2014 without their knowledge and sold it to third parties. Vizio must also delete all data collected up until March 2016, disclose its data practices, and improve its privacy policies.

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