Lori is an experienced attorney with expertise in data protection and regulatory compliance, as well as broad practice in commercial contracting. She is qualified in both the USA (in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania) and the UK, and is a Fellow of Information Privacy as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Lori now provides data protection and security strategy and support in one of the leading financial centers in the MEASA region, while in her own time she writes and speaks on various data protection and compliance topics.
Prior to relocating to Dubai in 2016, Lori was based in London, UK for 10 years, having worked most recently for Fieldfisher LLP in the technology and outsourcing team as a senior privacy and cybersecurity associate. She held in-house roles as Senior Compliance and Privacy Counsel at Dun & Bradstreet, Head of Ethics and Compliance at Orange Business Services and Global Regulatory/Privacy Specialist at BT Global Services.
Lori attended DeSales University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in politics with a minor in philosophy, followed by Widener University School of Law (the Delaware Law School), where she was awarded a Juris Doctor with an emphasis in international business transactions. While at Widener, Lori enrolled in the Geneva International Law Institute, directed by instructors from the WTO, the UN and other international organisations.
The UAE does not have a full federal data protection and privacy law, nor does it have a regulatory authority. But, matters are evolving and this panel will explore what the future might herald for regulations in the United Arab Emirates.
Host: Antonis Patrikios, Partner, Dentons
Lori Baker, VP, Legal & Director of Data Protection, DIFC
Ben Gibson, Legal Director, CMS
Nick Roudev, Managing Associate, Simmons & Simmons