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’s spearheading McAfee’s GDPR preparedness program as well as handling privacy and security law issues. Her tagged and highlighted printout of the GDPR has traveled with her almost constantly for the past six months, though she’s stop taking it into pools or hot tubs. 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.
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 after that: Violations can result ...
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