Qualified as a lawyer in both New York and Paris for over 10 years, Claude-Étienne focuses multijurisdictional transactional matters dealing with IT outsourcing and data protection, notably for technology companies: blockchain and fintech, connected cars, and big data services.
As a partner at K&L Gates, Claude-Étienne is the coordinator for the global law firm’s Data Protection, Privacy and Security practice group. Claude-Etienne's legal experience draws on both a French civil law practice (Université Paris X - Nanterre) and American common law training (Cornell University Law School). He provides his clients with a multicultural approach to their needs, be it for American entities doing business in continental Europe as well as European companies looking to expand their reach.
In 2021, Claude-Etienne was appointed as IAPP Knowledge Chair France and ranked in the 2021 edition of Legal 500 EMEA France as a ‘Leading Individual’ in Data Privacy and Data Protection and in IT and Internet. His clients say that: “Claude-Etienne Armingaud is the best at what he does, plain and simply. Fast, reliable, and efficient,” a “true data protection thought leader…He is an expert in the fields of new technological areas including fintech, blockchain and the internet of things where he combines his extensive data protection knowledge with his market and technological experience.”
GDPR fines have been increasing over the last 18 months, and it is proving to be a complex environment for the regulators and the regulated. But GDPR has not led to seismic changes (the possibility of entirely new operating models, for example), but has had a major effect on the ways organizations collect and use data. This panel will discuss the last few years and look ahead to gauge what we have learned and how things will and should change.
Andreea Lisievici, Head of Data Protection Compliance, Volvo Car Corporation
Claude-Etienne Armingaud, CIPP/E, Partner & Practice Group Coordinator - Technology, Sourcing and Privacy, K&L Gates
Beatriz Ruiz-Beato, EMEA Data Protection Officer, NEC Europe Ltd
Ian Evans, Managing Director, EMEA, OneTrust