The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) announced today the appointment of Yann Padova, partner at Baker McKenzie, as “Country Leader” for France. This announcement is made in conjunction with the Data Protection Congress, the association’s annual event which is held in Brussels and recognized as “an absolute must” in the field of data protection.
The IAPP is the largest organisation of data protection professionals at world level. Created in 2000, its mission is to unite globally and promote privacy professionals. For this, it acts as a forum allowing its members to keep up with the latest trends, to share good practices, to train, become certified and standardise rules to promote the confidentiality of private data.
As the “Country Leader” represents the association’s national reference person, this appointment recognizes Yann Padova’s expertise in the field of personal data, a practice which he has headed at Baker McKenzie in Paris since 2017.
Before joining the firm, Yann Padova was a member of a regulatory commission (2015-2017). Before this, he had worked for Baker McKenzie in Paris as Senior Counsel in the Information Technologies and Communications team (2012-2015). For 6 years, he was Secretary General of the CNIL, the French data protection authority (2006-2012). Admitted to the Paris bar in 2013, Yann Padova is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the University of Paris IV Sorbonne. He also has a masters’ degree in Public Law from the University of Toulouse and a post-graduate diploma in economy from Sciences Po Paris.