Francoise Gilbert is Co-Chair of the Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice and focuses her practice on U.S. and global data privacy and cybersecurity in a wide variety of markets, including, among others, preparation for and compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), cloud computing, big data, cybersecurity, connected devices, intelligent vehicles, artificial intelligence, robots and other emerging technologies. Her clients include public or multinational entities, cloud service providers, data analytics companies, connected device developers, publishers, Internet stores, insurance companies, manufacturers, service providers, trade associations, non-profit organizations, software developers, and others.
With more than 30 years of experience addressing cutting-edge domestic and international computer, Internet and data protection issues, she brings a unique combination of sharp legal skills, deep regulatory knowledge, and broad experience of the information technology markets.
Covering the entire privacy and security spectrum, she counsels clients on complex issues related to evaluating and strategically managing privacy, security, and e-business risks. She assists in the design of product and services to help meet the company’s objectives within the constraints of compliance requirements; the development of compliance programs to meet data protection laws in a variety of markets, including the EU (with the EU General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR), Asia/Pacific, Middle East / Africa, and the Americas. She also advises clients in the development of internal programs to help drive a culture of privacy across entire organizations; product development strategies aimed at meeting the privacy-by-design and security-by-design principles; and addressing privacy and security in mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate and commercial transactions.
A sought-after speaker, Francoise Gilbert has been featured on numerous panels throughout the United States and internationally on privacy, security, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), global privacy programs, cloud computing, connected objects, smart cities, robot law, risk management, outsourcing, information technology, and e-business law by industry groups, bar associations and trade associations.
In addition, Ms. Gilbert is the author of the leading two-volume treatise "Global Privacy and Security Law" which covers in depth the privacy and data protection laws of 68 countries on all continents. She has also written numerous chapters in collective works and has published hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed publications, professional journals and magazines on privacy, security, emerging technologies, compliance, cybercrime, outsourcing, workplace privacy, information law, data governance, Internet law, eCommerce, children protection, and comparative law.