Cathy Baena

Global Digital & Privacy Counsel, GlaxoSmithKline

Cathy Baena (CIPP/E and CIPM) is current Global Digital and Privacy  Counsel for GlaxoSmithKline, where she is part of the global legal digital  and privacy team. Cathy recent work has been focused on leading privacy  projects with a multi-jurisdictional scope.  
 Before joining GSK, Cathy was the Regional Privacy Officer and Legal Counsel,  Latam for PayU (a Naspers-Prosus Group company); in 2017, She also was a  Privacy Secondee for Naspers, where she was trained for implementing the GDPR  in PayU operations. While working for PayU, She was recognized by the legal  500 GG Power list in the privacy field. 
 Cathy started her privacy practice in 2011, working as corporate senior  associate in Cavelier Abogados, where she had under her remit, the advice on  the Constitutional framework (“habeas data”) and the special privacy law for  the processing of credit, commercial and financial information (Law 1266 of  2008). Then, she was also responsible for advising and training companies,  operating in different sectors and industry groups, on the implementation of  the Colombian General Privacy Law (Law 1581 of 2012). 
 She teaches privacy, international contracts and fintech in the school of law  of the University Externado of Colombia and Javeriana University in Colombia.  Cathy is also an expert in e-commerce, Fintech, electronic payment methods,  and international contracting.


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