Rosa Maria Franco Velázquez, CIPP/US


Axkati Legal

Managing Director, IAPP Latin America; Partner

Rosa is an intellectual property, privacy and data protection attorney and certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US). During her life as an attorney Rosa has worked in different specialized firms, including one of the bigest law firms in Mexico, where she established, developed and led the firm’s privacy and data protection practice. She is now head of the privacy and data protection practice of Axkati Legal, where she continues to advise national and international clients on privacy and data protection issues. Who´s who legal, Mexico 2015 refers to Rosa as “a fantastic data protection and privacy lawyer. Her peers regard her as one of the most savvy and knowledgeable practitioners in the market”.

Rosa is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), from 2012 to 2016 she was co-chair of the KnowledgeNet in Mexico and is now Managing Director for Latin America. She is also member of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Asociación Mexicana para la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual) (AMPPI), where she was from 2011 to 2013 the coordinator and from 2013 to 2015 the president of the Information Technologies Committee, and of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Rosa graduated with honors from the Law School of the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in 2003. In 2006, she received an LL.M degree from The George Washington University Law School. She has studied various personal data protection and intellectual property courses, and in 2009 obtained a Diploma in Information Technology and Communications Law from ITAM. Rosa is a regular participant of the International Privacy Law Forum and has participated as speaker in different conferences and seminars in Mexico and abroad, including the Privacy Summit and Privacy Academy of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She is fluent in Spanish and English.


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