Claude-Étienne Armingaud, CIPP/E


K&L Gates

Partner, Data Protection Privacy and Security Practice Group Coordinator

Claude-Etienne Armingaud is a partner at K&L Gates LLP and a coordinator for the Firm’s Data Protection, Privacy, and Security practice group. His practice relies on extensive experience in understanding technological and structural processes, which allows for innovative approaches to solidify his client's business models and protect their intangible assets, at all stages of their growth.

Claude-Etienne advises clients active in the digital industries, with a particular interest in innovative services and notably fintech and blockchain-based services, connected and autonomous cars and automotive sector, data optimization and valuation, notably in the IoT sector.

He has notably been involved in the connected car ecosystem, on R&D projects relating to experimentation of autonomous cars, partnership agreements for the development of in-car connected services and the assistance of value-added service startups for the negotiation of the CNIL/French Data Protection Authority's compliance package for connected vehicles. 

Claude-Etienne's legal experience draws on both a French civil law practice and American common law training to provide a multicultural approach.

His practice has been recognized by Leaders League and Legal 500 since 2015, with clients saying he is “an expert in the fields of new technological areas including fintech, blockchain and the internet of things where he combines his extensive data protection knowledge with his market and technological experience”.


Contributions by Claude-Étienne Armingaud

  • Codes of Conduct — GDPR’s Prodigal Son Finally Arriving?
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: France 2023
  • Member of European Advisory Board 2023 - 2024
  • Online Advertising — Where Are We Headed?
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: France 2022
  • Global Developments: CCPA and Beyond
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: France 2020