Francoise Gilbert focuses her practice on U.S. and global data privacy and security in a wide variety of markets, including, among others, cloud computing, big data, connected devices, robots and other emerging technologies. Her clients include public or multinational entities, cloud service providers, big data analytics companies, connected device developers, B2C and B2B businesses, publishers, Internet stores, insurance companies, manufacturers, service providers, trade associations, non-profit organizations, software developers, and others.
With more than 30 years of experience addressing cutting edge domestic and international computer, Internet and data protection issues, she brings a unique combination of practical business acumen, sharp legal skills, deep regulatory knowledge, and extensive experience of the information technology markets.
Covering the entire privacy and security spectrum, she counsels clients on complex issues related to evaluating and strategically managing privacy, security, and e-business risks. She assists in the design of product and services to help meet the company's objectives within the constraints of compliance requirements; the development of internal programs to help drive a culture of privacy across entire organizations; product development strategies aimed at meeting the privacy-by-design and security-be-design principles; the development and implementation of information privacy and security strategies and compliance programs; and addressing privacy and security in mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate and commercial transactions.
A sought after speaker, Francoise Gilbert has been featured on numerous panels throughout the United States and internationally on privacy, security, cloud computing, connected objects, smart cities, robot law, risk management, outsourcing, information technology, and e-business law by industry groups, bar associations and trade associations.
In addition, Ms. Gilbert is the author of the leading two-volume treatise Global Privacy and Security Law which covers in depth the privacy and data protection laws of 68 countries on all continents. She has also written numerous chapters in collective works and has published hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed publications, professional journals and magazines on privacy, security, emerging technologies, compliance, cybercrime, outsourcing, workplace privacy, information law, data governance, Internet law, ecommerce, children protection, and comparative law.
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
Blog and Articles
•Editor, Francoise Gilbert Blog
•Author, WP29: Thumbs Down to Draft EU-US Privacy Shield, ALI CLE's The Practical Lawyer, August 2, 2016
•Co-Author, Article 29 Working Party Welcomes the Improved Privacy Shield but Plans a Thorough Review in One Year, GT Alert, July 27, 2016
•Co-Author, First Enforcement Action Under New EU Data Privacy Regime, Daily Journal, June 22, 2016
•Author, Purchasing Cloud Services Can Be Tricky, Daily Journal, May 25, 2016
•Author, How Will the EU General Data Protection Regulation Impact US businesses? FierceITSecurity, May 10, 2016
•Quoted, EU Approves GDPR, Regulating Data Privacy Within its Borders and Beyond, Legaltech News, April 15, 2016
•Author, WP29: Thumbs Down to Draft EU-US Privacy Shield, GT Alert, April 14, 2016
•Quoted, Data Transfer Rules Shake Up Privacy Law, Daily Journal, December 30, 2015
•Author and Editor, Global Privacy and Security Law, (2 volumes), Aspen / Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2009-Present
•Author, Invalidation of the Safe Harbor: Will It Cause the Adoption of Data Silos? BNA Privacy & Security Law Report, October 26, 2015
•Featured Interview, Francoise Gilbert Navigates The Tempest Over US-EU Safe Harbor, Web Master Radio, October 25, 2015
•Quoted, Law Tightens Police Cellphone Searches, Daily Journal, October 12, 2015
•Quoted, Governor Signs Privacy Bill, Law Enforcement Scrambles to Adjust, Daily Journal, October 12, 2015
•Quoted, EU Ruling Means More Paperwork for Tech Firms, The Information, October 8, 2015
•Co-Author, UPDATE:U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Invalidated by European Court of Justice, GT Alerts, October 6, 2015
•Quoted, Dubai: Safe Harbor Ruling Results in 'Domino Effect, ' Data Guidance, May 11, 2015
•Co-Author, Privacy Compliance and Litigation in California, CEB, 2009-2014
•Co-Author, HIPAA Security Standards, ABA Publications, 2007
•Co-Author, Business Process Outsourcing Transactions, Wiley, 2007
•Co-Author, Technology Outsourcing Transactions, Wiley, 2005
•Co-Author, International Guide to Cyber Security, ABA Publications, 2004
•Co-Author, International Guide to Privacy, ABA Publications, 2003
•Co-Author, International Guide to Combating Cybercrime, ABA Publications, 2002
•Co-Author, Comprehensive Guide to Electronic Health Records, Faulkner & Gray, 2000
•Co-Author, Comprehensive Guide to Electronic Health Records, Faulkner & Gray, 1999
Associated News & Events
08.31.16 Greenberg Traurig's Ian C. Ballon and Francoise Gilbert to Speak at the State Bar of California 2016 IP and the Internet Conference
08.16.16 29 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Listed in 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
07.07.16 Greenberg Traurig's Francoise Gilbert to Co-Chair the PLI 17th Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law in Chicago
06.14.16 Greenberg Traurig's Francoise Gilbert to Discuss Connected Cars and Privacy with the Future of Privacy Forum
06.08.16 Greenberg Traurig's Ian C. Ballon, Scott J. Bornstein, and Francoise Gilbert Presented at the 13th Annual Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Conference
06.01.16 13 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA Guide
05.31.16 Greenberg Traurig's Francoise Gilbert to Discuss Big Data and Robots in Shanghai
05.27.16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2016 Chambers USA Guide
05.16.16 Greenberg Traurig's Francoise Gilbert to Discuss Big Data at the Data By the Bay Conference
05.12.16 Greenberg Traurig's Francoise Gilbert to Chair the PLI 17th Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law
08.02.16 WP29: Thumbs Down to Draft EU-US Privacy Shield
10.26.15 Invalidation of the Safe Harbor: Will It Cause the Adoption of Data Silos?
07.27.16 Article 29 Working Party Welcomes the Improved Privacy Shield but Plans a Thorough Review in One Year
07.12.16 Network and Information Security Directive Adopted by EU Parliament
07.08.16 EU-U.S. Privacy Shield v 2.0 Signed, Sealed, and Delivered
06.20.16 EU Network and Information Security Directive Expected to Enter into Force August 2016: Will Your EU Operations be Affected?
04.19.16 EU General Data Protection Regulation: What Impact for Businesses Established Outside the EU
04.14.16 WP29: Thumbs Down to Draft EU-US Privacy Shield
03.03.16 Details of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Revealed - What Does the Future of Transatlantic Data Transfer Look Like?
02.02.16 BREAKING NEWS: Safe Harbor 2.0 Agreement Reached
11.16.15 Life Sciences & Medical Technology Newsletter, Summer/Fall 2015
10.21.15 Safe Harbor Invalidation Enforcement Might Commence in January 2016
•Founding Member and Lead Outside Counsel, Cloud Security Alliance, 2009-Present
•Lecturer, San Jose State University, Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship, 2005-Present
•Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Graduate School of Health Information Science, 1992-2012