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Flora Garcia

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 whose case was heard by the European Court of Justice. She is now McAfee’s Privacy 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 as well as handling privacy and security law issues. She’s 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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Enterprise Data Security

The Tortoise and The Hare Part II: May 25th is a Friday, or Great Data Protection Rocks even after Memorial Day

At one point in my career, I was responsible for launching massive websites.  We’d talk about when and how we flip the switch to launch the new website.  At least once during every project someone would ask me who got to flip the switch, as though we would have a ...

Data Security

The Tortoise and the Hare of GDPR, Part I: Don’t Panic

In preparation for May 25, data-driven companies (and really, that’s most of us) have started doing business differently, bracing for the enforcement date of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). And all companies with customers and employees who are residents of the European Union should be handling personal data carefully ...

Enterprise Data Security

GDPR: Great Data Protection Rocks – Especially on Data Privacy Day

International Data Privacy Day might seem like an odd holiday, especially for businesses to observe. That’s what we thought about Earth Day, launched in 1970, and today companies around the world announce their public support every year. International Data Privacy Day marks the day – back in 1981 — that ...

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