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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Laura Léonard

Laura Léonard



  • Data Breach
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity Incidents
  • Corporate

WSG Practice Industries



As an associate on the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity team, Laura advises clients on various EU data protection and privacy issues. She focuses on the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Laura advises on and manages global compliance projects relating to current and future EU data protection law requirements for multinational companies, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR). She assists clients as diverse as technology companies, electric utilities, mass media corporations, as well as manufacturers and marketers of diverse prestige products, including skincare and sportswear. She also represents clients in front of the Belgian data protection authority.

In addition to her work related to compliance with the GDPR, she has experience with employee privacy issues including CCTV and whistleblowing hotlines, employee monitoring, pharmaceutical and medical privacy, as well as privacy issues related to wearable technologies.

Prior to joining the firm, Laura worked as a privacy and data protection consultant and as an academic assistant in commercial law and e-Commerce at the University of Namur.

Relevant Experience

  • Assists mass media corporation and other global companies with their EU General Data Protection Regulation compliance exercise.
  • Assists clients with the drafting, review and negotiation of data processing agreements.
  • Assists global sportswear manufacturer with privacy aspects of a global employee monitoring project.
  • Advises clients on data protection issues related to the use of new technologies, the launch of new products and services and the roll out of databases.
  • Assists companies in setting up whistleblowing hotlines in the EU.

Bar Admissions

  • Brussels


LLB, University of Namur, 2010
Areas of Practice

Cloud Computing | Corporate | Cybersecurity Incidents | Data Breach | European Data Protection and Privacy | Global Privacy and Cybersecurity | Privacy and Cybersecurity

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

  • Data Protection & Privacy 2019, Belgium, Getting the Deal Through
  • Belgium’s Open Data strategy and the impact on eHealth, eHealth Law & Policy Journal
  • Les grands changements liés à la Réglementation sur la protection des données personnelles et ses implications pratiques pour les entreprises et les professionnels, Les enjeux européens et mondiaux de la protection des données personnelles, dir. Alain Grosjean, 403-428, Larcier
  • On-line behavioral tracking: what may change after the legal reform on personal data protection, Reforming European Data Protection Law, edited by S. Gutwirth, R. Leenes and P. de Hert, 35-60, Springer
  • Cookie Consent Requirements In The EU Put To The Test, SC Magazine
  • Data Protection & Privacy 2018, Belgium, Getting the Deal Through
  • Data Protection & Privacy 2020, Belgium, Getting the Deal Through

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