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Cédric Laurant

Cédric Laurant

Cédric Laurant is a data privacy lawyer and public policy expert who has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of data protection, online, consumer and telecommunications privacy, Internet law, e-commerce, information governance and information security globally, with an emphasis on Latin America, the EU and the US. He handles legal compliance and public policy projects, government affairs and public advocacy missions, and offers technical assistance, research, training and capacity-building services for international organisations, governments, private companies, public interest organisations, NGOs and trade associations.

He is the owner of Laurant Law Firm/Abogados, a law firm based in Mexico City since 2012, where his main activities consist of solving the IT law issues and data privacy problems faced by Mexican and multinational companies doing business in Mexico, but also thoughout Latin America.

The Leaders League has ranked him since 2015 as one of Mexico’s top data privacy attorneys.

Cédric Laurant participates to, and frequently speaks, at conferences around the world as a multilingual expert on international data privacy legal and public policy issues, especially in Latin America, the European Union and the United States. He has testified before the European Parliament, the European Commission, US Congress and other international legislative and governmental bodies.

In December 2017, Cédric was selected by the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce as one of the 23 arbitrators for the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

He is an attorney, member of the District of Columbia Bar (US) and a graduate of the Université Catholique de Louvain Law School (Belgium), with a Master of Laws from Columbia Law School (New York).

Privacy certifications: CIPM, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, FIP (IAPP).

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Cédric Laurant runs a blog, Information Security Breaches & The Law, where he regularly writes on the latest issues in the converging fields of data privacy, information security and data breaches, and on various global privacy topics in his other blog, Cedric’s Privacy Blog.

He recently was the co-author of Data Protection & Privacy –  Jurisdictional Comparisons, 3rd Edition (2016).

For more information about Cédric Laurant, check his LinkedIn profile.  You can also follow him on Twitter (@cedric_laurant).



  • District of Columbia (United States).

Professional Affiliations




  • French: native.
  • English: native fluent.
  • Spanish: native fluent.
  • Portuguese: proficient.
  • Dutch/Flemish: conversant.

Recent and upcoming presentations


  • Chihuahua, State of Chihuahua (MEXICO) – January 30, 2018. Keynote speaker: “La Protección de Datos Personales en Redes Sociales; la Big Data en Internet; Implicaciones para la Privacidad”, Día Internacional de Protección de Datos Personales 2018, Instituto Chihuahuense de Transparencia y Acceso a la Información Pública y de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua. (Information available at
  • Ciudad de México, Mexico City (MEXICO) – January 25, 2018. Panelist at the panel: “Retos y perspectivas de la Nueva Ley de Protección de Datos Personales en Posesión
    de Sujetos Obligados de la Ciudad de México” (Challenges and perspectives about the new Law for the Protection of Personal Data in Possession of Governmental Entities of Mexico City), Instituto de Acceso a la Información Pública y Protección de Datos Personales del Distrito Federal (INFODF). (Information available at
  • Presentation about security and confidentiality “in the cloud”, b:Secure Conference: “Seguridad y confidencialidad en la nube”, Crown Plaza Hotel (Mexico City, MEXICO – Nov. 6, 2014).
  • “The Right to be Forgotten in Latin America: Legislation, Cases in Law and Trends”, American Bar Association, Fall Meeting 2014 (Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – Oct. 21-25, 2014).
  • “Seguridad de la información, vulneraciones de datos personales y la gestión de riesgos”, IAPP-KnowledgeNet (Mexico City, MEXICO – Sept. 25, 2014).
  • Presentation about self-regulation and co-regulation in the Mexican data protection legal framework, Expo Tecnología, “TICs y Seguridad”, World Trade Center (Mexico City, MEXICO – Apr. 8-10, 2014).
  • “The Latin American Privacy Revolution”, Annual Retreat, Twin Cities Privacy Network (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – 7 June 2013).
  • “Evita sanciones por fuga de datos personales de tu empresa”, Tecnológico de Monterrey – Campus Edo de México (Atizapán de Zaragoza, Estado de México, MEXICO – 24 Apr. 2013).

See full list of presentations here.

Recent interviews


See full list of interviews here.

Selected  recent publications