Pilar Arzuaga advises companies from a wide range of business sectors on their most pressing data protection and cybersecurity matters.
With nearly a decade of experience focused on data privacy law, Pilar advises health, life sciences, robotics, artificial intelligence, ad tech, retail, telecommunications, media, internet of things, cloud services and financial organizations on local and global solutions for their data and privacy compliance issues. She has extensive experience working with in-house lawyers on global compliance projects and liaising directly with business and technical teams to achieve effective and practical legal implementation.
Pilar’s practice includes advising on complex tech and data projects covering:
Data sharing terms and data processing agreements
Complex data export solutions, including international data transfers following the Schrems II ruling
Cybersecurity incidents, data breaches and remediation plans
User rights and data subject rights requests
Online advertising, profiling and marketing strategies
Internal and external policy drafting and reviews
Product counseling, including privacy audits and data protection impact assessments
Pilar has a strong track record in the life sciences sector where she advises sponsors, clinical research organizations, manufacturers and distributors on their data protection issues in the context of clinical trials, digital health, pharmaceutical drugs and medical device product counseling.
Before joining McDermott, Pilar gained experience from a top-tier international law firm in the fields of data and technology. Before that, she worked at a large American multinational technology company for several years focusing on Privacy and Product Compliance for cross-border launches within various businesses.
Pilar also maintains an active pro-bono practice, assisting various organizations in fulfilling their data protection requirements and other compliance needs.
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