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Anna Pateraki is a senior associate in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Brussels office. Her practice is focused on all aspects of European privacy and data protection law, including international data transfers, data diligence, and data breaches. She has extensive experience advising clients across a range of sectors on pan-European and global compliance programs, online and mobile privacy, and data processing agreements. Anna also advises clients on how to get prepared for the forthcoming new EU data protection framework.

Prior to joining the firm, Anna was an associate in the Brussels office of Hunton & Williams. She has worked for the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the IT law departments of leading law firms in Germany.

Anna is a certified privacy professional (CIPP/E) and is fluent in English, German, and Greek.

  • Advised a major credit card company on all aspects of European data protection compliance, including the implementation of customer loyalty programs, data analytics and location-based programs, review of privacy policies and procedures, and data processing agreements
  • Advised a major cloud provider and a major credit card company perform data diligence in the context of acquiring technology companies
  • Advised a major online services company on the draft EU Data Protection Regulation and its implications for online services
  • Assisted multinational companies in developing strategies for binding corporate rules (BCRs)
  • Advised various U.S. companies in verifying Safe Harbor compliance
  • Advised various technology companies such as cloud providers, mobile app providers, social media, health research platforms, and other online services on a variety of EU data protection issues, including privacy policies and consent forms, international data transfers, data security, privacy by design, email marketing, cookies, and online behavioral advertising
  • Counseled a global software company on setting up a global compliance program for employee and customer data
  • Advised multinational companies on employee monitoring, whistleblowing hotlines, and CCTV
  • Advised a multinational company regarding a data breach incident and coordinated advice in a significant number of countries worldwide
  • Counseled a multinational company on verifying its registrations with data protection authorities in various EU member states
  • LL.M., Humboldt University of Berlin, 2009
    Faculty of Law, Magna Cum Laude
  • J.D., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008
    Faculty of Law, Magna Cum Laude
  • Certified Privacy Professional, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), with CIPP/E certification
  • Member, German Association for Law and Informatics (DGRI)
  • Brussels Bar E-List
  • Thessaloniki Bar

Contact Information

Rue Montoyer 47
1000 Brussels, Belgium 
Phone | +32 2 274 57 21
Fax | +32 2 274 57 99

Email | Anna

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