Stella Sofía Vanegas


Law Firm

Partner at Vanegas Morales Consultores

Stella Vanegas is a lawyer specialized in data privacy, IT and Financial Services. She has been ranked as a Band 3 Lawyer in Chambers and Partners Latin America Ranking Guide of 2019 in the category of TMT, and she was recognized in 2018 by the French Leaders League Ranking as an outstanding regional lawyer in intellectual property and data protection. From 2014 to 2018 she was a member of the Autoregulation Commission of the Stock Market in Colombia in charge of overseeing and encouraging good practices in the Colombian Stock Market.

She has specific interests in creating personalized tools that allow lawyers and Data Protection Officers to identify and prevent risks by generating awareness and criteria in staff to mitigate and prevent negative outcomes or security breaches. She is dedicated to fomenting a deeper understanding of what privacy protection entails for companies in order to comprehend the ramifications and relevance of privacy and they need further help in creating a framework that respects and embraces the principles of data protection that should be deeply embedded in the companies’ culture. Precisely for this, she is a leader and pioneer in developing and implementing privacy compliance programs in high level companies in Colombia, working in a wide variety of sector including: Health, Insurance, Banking, The Stock Market, Education and Real State. Furthermore, she is highly experienced in directing and coordinating projects inside companies, focused on reaching goals, in creating committed and efficient teams and facilitating a variety of processes.


Contributions by Stella Sofía Vanegas

  • Data Privacy Policies in COVID-19 Emergency
    Speaker at Virtual Chile KnowledgeNet: 21 April 2020