Christy Hawkins, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, PLS


Akerman LLP


Christy Hawkins (CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, PLS) focuses her practice on privacy, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. She advises clients on state, federal, and international data security and privacy issues, including compliance and risk management. She supports organizations of all sizes and in various market sectors, including e-commerce, education, entrepreneurship, financial institutions, franchise, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, insurance, managed services, market data, pharmaceutical, property management, real estate, software/SaaS, security, sports organization, staffing, and technology. Christy assists clients with regulatory compliance, conducts risk assessments, and prepares key documentation, such as incident response plans, privacy policies and notices, and contracts addressing privacy and cybersecurity and beyond.

Christy also advises clients on artificial intelligence and works with clients in the trenches throughout the AI lifecycle. Her work with AI includes governance, audits, impact assessments, compliance, and lifecycle planning, as well as ad hoc issues that businesses experience when developing or monitoring use of AI.


Contributions by Christy Hawkins

  • Ease the Tension: Leverage Powerful New Technologies & Respect Data Minimization
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2024
  • Member of Privacy Bar Section Advisory Board 2024 - 2025
  • Member of PLS Advisory Board 2024 - 2025
  • AI & ethics: New developments, regulatory considerations and ethical obligations
    Web Conference Speaker
  • The Current State of U.S. Consumer Privacy Laws
    Speaker at Virtual Dallas KnowledgeNet: September 15, 2022
  • Privacy 2022: Priorities, Challenges & Opportunities
    Privacy 2022: Priorities, Challenges & Opportunities
  • COVID-19 Isn’t the Only Virus You Have to Worry About… Cybersecurity and Privacy Perspectives During the Pandemic
    Speaker at Virtual Jacksonville KnowledgeNet: October 22, 2020