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Lourdes M. Turrecha

Lourdes M. Turrecha
San Francisco, CA

Lourdes M. Turrecha is an associate attorney in Arent Fox’s San Francisco office. Her practice is focused on privacy, data security, advertising, and intellectual property. Lourdes is experienced in helping organizations develop their privacy and data security programs and is knowledgeable in international (e.g. GDPR, EU-US Privacy Shield), federal (e.g. HIPAA, GLBA, COPPA), state, and local privacy laws; industry standards (e.g. PCI DSS); and privacy and security frameworks (e.g. NIST, GAPP, ISO, FedRamp). She is also experienced in reviewing promotional materials and registering trademarks.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Lourdes was a consultant on law and policy for a company that develops software training for organizations to use in spreading awareness on protecting privacy, minimizing data security breaches, and dealing with online social media issues. She was also the Senior Policy Manager of Privacy for an international gaming, hospitality, and entertainment company, where she helped build their privacy program from the ground up. During law school, she clerked for the General Counsel of a multinational corporation, where she handled a wide range of day-to-day legal issues that covered privacy, trademarks, and promotions, amongst others. She was also a privacy research associate for one of the leading privacy law scholars.

Professional Activities

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Publications Advisory Board Member, Certified Information Privacy Professional – US Private Sector (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • Privacy + Security Forum, Co-Director of Programming
  • American Bar Association (ABA), State Bar of California (SBC), and the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), Member



Blog Posts by Lourdes M. Turrecha

Consumer Privacy & Telemarketing, Telecommunications & Technology Agreements
Consumer Watchdogs Attack Cable Companies’ Privacy Practices, Bark at Privacy Cops

Consumer advocate groups--Public Knowledge, Consumer Watchdog, Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Action, TURN-The Utility Reform Network and Consumer Federation of America—recently filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and a petition with the Federal Communications Commission against AT&T, Cablevision, and Comcast, citing privacy-related offenses. The FTC complaint notes the companies’ failure to adequately disclose the extent of their consumer data use and sharing, arguing that their use of customer data without appropriate disclosures and without opt-in consent amounts to an “unfair and deceptive” practice in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act. The FCC petition, on the other hand, asserts that the cable and satellite providers fail to adequately obtain customer consent prior to collection and use of such data, in violation of federal law.

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