Greenberg Traurig's Francoise Gilbert Speaks at Berkeley Center’s 2019 “Privacy & Cybersecurity” Conference

SILICON VALLEY – February 27, 2019 –Francoise Gilbert, shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology conference, “Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Developments in China, the EU and the US,” held in San Francisco, March 1. The event will explore strategies that global companies can adopt to comply with the laws of China, the US, and Europe.

Gilbert, a Global Privacy and Cybersecurity shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices, will speak in the session, “Enforcement: The Emerging Practice of Privacy and Cybersecurity Enforcement.” She’ll examine the recent enforcement actions in the European Union conducted under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and compare the means and manner of enforcement as well as the level of fines issued so far by European Supervisory Authorities with the equivalents means, manners and fines used or assessed in similar circumstances in the United States under US law.

Gilbert focuses her practice and research on advanced U.S. and global data privacy and security matters. She counsels clients on complex issues and compliance requirements related to privacy, security, and e-business risks. Some of her favorite engagements include designing data protection programs that comply with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), shaping digital advertising campaigns, integrating privacy and security controls in data analytics and artificial intelligence projects, identifying and addressing personal data issues likely to arise from the use of products or services used in digital cities, connected devices, intelligent vehicles, and other emerging technologies. Gilbert is the author and editor of the leading two-volume treatise Global Privacy and Security Law, published by Wolters Kluwer (, which analyzes in depth the privacy and data protection laws of 68 countries on all continents (Wolters Kluwer 2009-2019). She has received law degrees and obtained bar admissions both in the United States and in France, and holds CIPP/US, CIPP/EU, and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

About Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of attorneys and professionals located throughout the world. The team is dedicated to developing strategies to address privacy, data security, and information management issues including privacy audits, policies and procedures, compliance with data security laws and industry standards, employee privacy, record retention/electronic discovery, cross-border data transfer, data breach readiness and response and litigation and dispute resolution, as well as the defense of data privacy, security breach, and TCPA class action suits.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.