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Eduardo Ustaran


Eduardo Ustaran
English, Spanish
Practice Group

As co-director of the global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice of Hogan Lovells, Eduardo Ustaran is internationally recognised in privacy and data protection law. He is a dually qualified English Solicitor and Spanish Abogado based in London. Eduardo is also the author of The Future of Privacy (DataGuidance, 2013), a ground-breaking book where he anticipates the key elements that organisations and privacy professionals will need to tackle to comply with the regulatory framework of the future. Eduardo advises some of the world's leading companies on the adoption of global privacy strategies and is closely involved in the development of the new EU data protection framework. He has been named by Revolution magazine as one of the 40 most influential people in the growth of the digital sector in the UK, and is ranked as a leading privacy and internet lawyer by prestigious international directories.

Eduardo is a former member of the Board of Directors of the IAPP, co-founder and editor of Data Protection Law & Policy, and a member of the panel of experts of Data Guidance. Eduardo is executive editor of European Privacy: Law and Practice for Data Protection Professionals (IAPP, 2011), and co-author of Beyond Data Protection (Springer, 2013), E-Privacy and Online Data Protection (Tottel Publishing, 2007), and of the Law Society’s Data Protection Handbook (2004). Eduardo has lectured at the University of Cambridge on data protection as part of its Masters of Bioscience Enterprise, and regularly speaks at international conferences.

Representative experience

Leading numerous global privacy compliance projects and carrying out comprehensive data protection compliance assessments.

Assisting the UK Ministry of Justice to formulate its policy position in connection with the EU data protection legislative reform.

Assisting organisations throughout the world to devise and implement workable strategies to legitimise global data flows.

Devising and implementing 'privacy innovation assessment' programs to help organisations embed data protection into their product development processes.

Creating innovative solutions to provide transparency in connection with data-related activities involving multiple technologies.

Education and admissions


  • Licenciado en Derecho, University of Navarra
  • LLM, European and International Trade Law, University of Leicester


  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E)


Leading Individual (Data Protection)

Legal 500


Star Individual (Data Protection)

Chambers UK

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