No. 027 - 028

GDPR - Corporate Accountability & Compliance Challenges

GDPR The Qualities, Role & Future of the DPO


Anna Pouliou, Head of Privacy

Chanel

GDPR - Corporate Accountability & Compliance Challenges

In the digital era, companies collect more and more data and will be impacted by the GDPR. Complying with the GDPR is a major transition. Are they aware? What challenges are they facing in building their GDPR compliance? Will the GDPR hurt their marketing strategy? Journalist Wouter Kurpershoek discusses with Anna Pouliou Head of Privacy at Chanel in a series of interviews organized by the Dutch Academy of Legal Practice.

GDPR The Qualities, Role & Future of the DPO

What are the qualities of a good DPO? Is there a future for privacy experts beyond May 2018? With many privacy experts advertising their services, companies have to make sure they appoint the right individual to lead their GDPR compliance efforts. What should they be looking for? What about SMEs? Are fines to be expected soon? Journalist Wouter Kurpershoek discusses with Anna Pouliou Head of Privacy at Chanel in a series of interviews organized by the Dutch Academy of Legal Practice.

Curriculum vitae

Anna Pouliou

Anna Pouliou is the Head of Privacy at Chanel. She is based in Paris and her team provides advice on privacy legal, regulatory and policy issues globally. She is also one of the 27 members of the GDPR Multi-stakeholder Expert Group advising the European Commission on the Implementation of the GDPR, as the representative of Business Europe. Anna is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian ASSO DPO and of the Editorial Board of the Data Protection Leader legal magazine. She is a regular speaker on privacy and regulatory matters. She is fluent in Greek, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and currently learning German.

Prior to working for Chanel, Anna was the Corporate Privacy & Data Protection Leader for Europe at GE based in Brussels, serving all European GE businesses on a wide variety of privacy law matters. She was formerly VP & Senior Counsel at First Data Corporation, based in Frankfurt, responsible for global privacy, antitrust and regulatory compliance issues as well as for EU public policy. Prior to this, she was Director & Associate General Counsel to Euroclear Bank SA/NV (former Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York), while she also worked at the Bank of New York Mellon and the National Bank of Greece. Her expertise is focused on privacy, data protection, information security, antitrust, regulatory compliance, financial services, e-payments and EU public affairs.

Anna obtained her law degree at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and has an LL.M degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. She has furthermore completed the ACC mini MBA at Boston University in the United States, International and European Law courses at the Rijksuniversiteit Gent in Belgium and a Multicultural and Gender Studies program at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. She is a member of the Thessaloniki Bar in Greece since 1999 and a former member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Belgian Institut des Juristes d’Entreprises. She served as alternate director on the board of the Transatlantic Business Council in 2013.