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Paula Fernández-Longoria is a Special Counsel of Samaniego Law, a law firm specialized in IT law and she mainly focuses in data protection and cybersecurity. Paula has an extensive experience in advising clients in all range of privacy issues having advised and represented a large number of local and international companies on multinational projects including international data flows, outsourcing transactions, assistance before the data protection authorities and data compliance programs. She has also extensive experience in cybersecurity having collaborated with insurance companies offering cybersecurity policies. She also advises on IT outsourcing and e-commerce projects, Blockchain projects, technology procurements and other general commercial work.

Career

Before joining Samaniego Law, she was partner at the TMT department of Pinsent Masons in Madrid (2018 – 2020) and before that counsel at the TMT department of Bird & Bird in Madrid (2008 – 2018). Previously she formed part of the legal affairs team at Electronic Data Systems (EDS, now an HP company), where she was responsible for clients’ IT and outsourcing contracts, compliance and intellectual property. Prior to this she worked at Linklaters TMT group in Madrid and in the Madrid and Brussels offices of the Spanish law firm Gomez-Acebo & Pombo.

Other relevant information

Paula is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on the topics related to privacy and is author and co-other of various relevant publications. She speaks and works in both Spanish and English.