Lydia de la Torre


Santa Clara Law

Partner, Golden Data Law; Adjunct

Dual qualified attorney (US/EU) with decades of experience.

Prior to founding Golden Data Law Lydia worked as Of Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs providing strategic privacy compliance advice related to US and EU privacy, including data protection and cybersecurity law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), other states’ privacy and cyber laws, US financial privacy laws, and marketing and advertising compliance, as well as information security.

Before joining Squire Patton Boggs, Lydia worked in-house with organizations has run the gamut, from pre-IPO start-ups to mature Fortune 500 companies, in a multitude of industries, including e-commerce, fintech and computer hardware. This experience has provided her with a direct understanding of client concerns. Lydia started her career working for the large Spanish law-firm Garrigues as a corporate and tax attorney.

Nationally recognized expert.

As an expert and influential commentator on data privacy and protection across multiple sectors and geographies, including the GDPR, Lydia has been consulted by diverse stakeholders on the implications of proposed US and California legislation on data privacy and protection, including in relation to CCPA and CPRA.

Lydia is also a frequently invited speaker on privacy-related topics, such as the freedom of speech implications of privacy laws, ethics and privacy, the application of privacy laws to blockchain technology, financial privacy laws and the CCPA. She is also a prolific writer and has been published in a variety of outlets, from mainstream media to privacy and legal publications. She is the co-editor of Golden Data, a Medium publication focused on data laws.


Lydia teaches advance privacy law classes.


Contributions by Lydia de la Torre