Camila heads Shook’s International Data Privacy Task Force. In that capacity, she helps U.S. businesses address global data protection issues, focusing on the European Union and Latin America. Camila has developed and managed privacy compliance programs, including those designed specifically to address the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This includes drafting policies, notices and incident response plans, developing risk assessment protocols, creating mechanisms to handle inquiries from data subjects, drafting and negotiating vendor contracts, implementing international data transfer mechanisms, handling breach response and conducting training and awareness programs. 

Camila completed a secondment with the privacy office of a Fortune 500 company where she collaborated with the legal and business teams to streamline privacy practices and develop resources to manage compliance. She speaks regularly on international data protection issues at various events, including those hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). In addition, Camila holds the Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe) (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Program Manager (CIPM) designations from the IAPP.

As a fluent Spanish speaker, Camila has advised clients on other types of matters with an international focus. She currently serves as coordinating counsel for the defense of civil and consumer litigation in several jurisdictions in Latin America. Camila also has experience as commercial counsel where, on secondment to the Latin American in-house legal department of a Fortune 50 company, she drafted and negotiated commercial agreements relating to transactions in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Publications and Presentations

Panelist, Breach Notification Under the GDPR, ABA Third National Institute on Cybersecurity Law, June 21, 2018.

Panelist, The Legal and Ethical Risks of Privacy and Data Security Traps, Update of the Law CLE, Kansas City, Missouri, June 14, 2018 (with Alfred Saikali, Eric Boos, Patrick Castle, Bill Sampson, and Colman McCarthy).

Moderator, Data Breach Response: Tips from the Trenches, IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive, London, England, April 19, 2018.

Presenter, Biometric Information Privacy Overview, ACC Colorado, Denver, Colorado, April 11, 2018.

Co-Presenter, GDPR: What Litigators Should Know, ABA Webinar, March 8, 2018 (with Melia Archie and David Manek).

Panelist, "Money for Nothing: Preventing and Defending Class Actions Seeking Statutory Damages for Technical Violations of the Law," Association of Corporate Counsel, Chicago, Illinois, January, 24, 2018 (with Patrick Castle, Matt Wolfe, and Anna S. Knight).

Panelist, The GDPR is Upon Us: Prioritize Your Response, Webinar, January 11, 2018.

Co-Presenter, Ethics in the Digital Age, ACC Colorado, Denver, Colorado, December 6, 2017 (with Cory Fisher, Lynn Murray and Wendy Cassity). 

Co-Presenter, Privacy Goes Global, Update of the Law CLE, June 22, 2017 (with Bill Sampson). 

Panelist, What A Fine Mess: Avoiding the Privacy and Cybersecurity Regulators' Crosshairs, Minority Corporate Counsel Association Global TEC Forum, June 20, 2017. 

Co-Presenter, Will New Regulations Make It More Difficult to Comply with Data Protection Requirements?, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)  In-House Counsel Forum, April 2017

Co-Presenter, International Privacy Law Bootcamp and Updates on EU Privacy Law, Third Annual South Florida Privacy and Data Security Summit, October 2016

Author, European Commission Adopts EU-U.S. Privacy Shield for Transatlantic Data Flows, Shook, Hardy & Bacon Client Alert, July 2016

Co-Presenter, A Compliance Toolbox to Minimize Privacy and Data Security Risks, ACC Colorado, June 2016

Co-Presenter, Recent Developments in EU Privacy Law, Rocky Mountain IP Institute, June 2016

Co-Presenter, Changes Impacting US Business: UK Insurance and EU Data Protection, Shook, Hardy & Bacon Webinar, April 2016.

Co-Presenter, Riding the Wave of Change in EU Privacy Law, ACI Data Breach & Privacy Litigation and Enforcement Conference, March 2016.

Co-Presenter, The New EU General Data Protection Regulation, IAPP KnowledgeNet Meeting, March 2016.

Presenter, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, Shook, Hardy & Bacon Conversations in Privacy, February 2016.

Co-Presenter, Legal Issues in Privacy for the Hospitality Industry, Hospitality eResources Privacy & Data Security Bootcamp, January 2016.

Co-Presenter, Schrems and the Safe Harbor Framework: What’s Next?, IAPP KnowledgeNet Meeting, December 2015

Author, European Court of Justice Invalidates the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework for Transfers of Personal Data, Shook, Hardy & Bacon Client Alert, October 2015

Co-Presenter, Mining Customer Data & Minimizing Privacy and Data Security Risks, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), October 2015

Presenter, Privacy Law in Latin America: Trends and Hot Topics, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) Meeting, September 2015

Co-Presenter, Data Protection and Employee Monitoring: Developments in Latin America, Global Employment Law & Litigation, Trends for the Multinational Corporations, September 2015

Co-Presenter, International Issues in Privacy and Data Security, Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on Privacy and Data Security mid-year meeting, June 2015

Co-Presenter, Responding Like a Pro: A Mock Data Breach Response, Denver Litigation Roundtable, June 2015

Presenter, Understanding the EU “Cookie Directive,” Rocky Mountain IP Institute, June 2015

Co-Presenter, Industry-Specific International Privacy Issues for Multi-National Companies, South Florida Data Privacy and Data Security Law Summit, March 2015

Co-Presenter, International Data Security Legal Risks for Financial Institutions, Florida International Bankers Association, March 2015

Author, Data Privacy Laws in Latin America: An Overview, American Bar Association International Law News, Spring 2015

Co-Presenter,Emerging Data Privacy Issues: What Corporate Counsel Needs to Know, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), September 2014

Presenter, An Overview of Latin America Data Privacy Law, South Florida Data Privacy and Data Security Law Summit, June 2014

Co-Author, Mexico’s Class Action Law: An Overview, Defense Research Institute (DRI), Summer 2013