Lori Baker

Vice President, Legal & Director of Data Protection, Dubai International Financial Authority a regulator of financial services

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.



My Sessions

Panel: A World View on Privacy: Commissioners in Discussion

In this session we will hear from regulators across several continents about the current state of data privacy and what key issues they are addressing in today's landscape.

Host
  • Ivana Bartoletti, Technical Director, Deloitte, Women Leading in AI and Visiting Policy Fellow, Oxford Internet
Speakers
  • Lori Baker, Vice President, Legal & Director of Data Protection, Dubai International Financial Authority a regulator of financial services
  • Joanne Neary, Assistant Commissioner of Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, One of the world’s leading data protection regulators
  • Samantha Gavel, New South Wales Privacy Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commission
  • Omar Seghrouchni, President, Morocco's National Privacy Commission for the Control of Personal Data Protection (CNDP)