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Cédric Laurant

Cédric Laurant

Cédric Laurant is a data privacy lawyer and public policy expert who works on European and international projects in the areas of US and EU privacy and data protection, online and consumer privacy, Internet law, e-commerce, social media, telecommunications, information governance and information security for international organisations, governments, private companies, trade associations, public interest organisations and NGOs.  With more than 17 years of experience under his belt in those fields, he handles legal research and public policy projects, government affairs and public advocacy missions, and offer technical assistance, training and capacity-building services.

He currently is the owner of Laurant Law Firm/Abogados a law firm based in Mexico City.

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 Europe, the United States and Latin America.  He has testified before the European Parliament, US Congress and governmental bodies.

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).

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Cédric Laurant runs a widely read 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: fluent
  • Portuguese: proficient
  • Dutch/Flemish: conversant

Recent and upcoming presentations


See full list of presentations here.

Recent interviews


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Selected  recent publications