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Cecilia Álvarez
Pfizer, S.A.

Cecilia Álvarez is Vice-president of APEP (Spanish Privacy Professional Association), Spanish member of CEDPO (Confederation of European Data Protection Organisations) and member of the Steering Committee of The Sedona Conference WG6. She is the European Privacy Officer Lead of the pharma multinational Pfizer. She formerly worked in the Spanish law firm Uría Menéndez, leading the data protection, IT and ecommerce areas of practice as well as the LATAM Data Protection Working Group. Cecilia participated in the Group of Experts selected by the Spanish DPA to prepare the Madrid Resolution on International Privacy Standards in 2009. She formed part of the Volunteer Group of Privacy Experts of the OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy (WPISP) in charge of the recent review of the OECD guidelines governing the protection of privacy and transborder data flows of personal data. Cecilia has written numerous publications on data protection and regularly lectures on data protection, IT and e-commerce at different Master’s programmes and seminars (Universidad de Navarra, IE, ICADE, Universidad Carlos III, Forum on International Privacy Law, IAPP, European Privacy Officers Network (EPON), The Sedona Conference, Magister Lvcentinvs, …) and has been highly ranked in the legal directories Best Lawyers, Chambers and International Who’s Who Lawyers for Spain.