On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, members of Baker McKenzie’s Global Data Privacy and Security Team, including Brian Hengesbaugh, Harry Valetk and Elizabeth Denham, presented at the Global Data Protection Program 2022 hosted by the Practising Law Institute.

The program boasted an impressive line-up of data privacy experts from both government and industry to share practical insights. The half-day program was comprised of the following four segments:

  • Introduction and Legislative Developments in Data Protection Laws
  • Nuts and Bolts of Building a US State Privacy Law Compliance Program
  • Ransomware and Incident Response for Global Companies
  • Nuts and Bolts of Building a Global Data Protection Program
Pictured above: Rachel Thompson (MasterCard), Brian Hengesbaugh (Baker McKenzie), Harvey Jang (Cisco), JoAnn Davaris (Booking Holdings, Inc.), Harry Valetk (Baker McKenzie).

For More Information

If you are interested to learn more about the Global Data Protection 2022 program and materials, please click here to register on PLI’s website.


Brian provides advice on global data privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, digital media, direct marketing information management, and other legal and regulatory issues. He is Chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Data Privacy and Security group.


Harry is a partner based in New York. He advises global organizations on privacy and data security compliance requirements. His practice is focused on delivering commercially practical advice on designing security, privacy, and technologically compliant solutions.


Elizabeth Denham CBE, joined Baker McKenzie as International Consultant, Data and Tech in 2022. She has over 15 years' experience as a data protection regulator in four jurisdictions. She was most recently the Information Commissioner for the UK (2016-2021) . During her tenure in the UK she also chaired the Global Privacy Assembly, which brings together more than 130 data protection authorities around the world - the premier global forum for data protection. She is recognized as a leader in enabling responsible data use by government and the commercial sector, and for implementing the GDPR into UK law. She tackled some of the most complex issues facing the digital economy, including the use of data in political campaigns, the use of live facial recognition technologies in the commercial and police sectors, and the transparent and fair use of analytics and AI. She is passionate about the protection of children online, ethical and accountable use of health data, and supporting companies to embed data protection and security into their services and offerings.