Fangda Partners


Gil Zhang is an experienced privacy practitioner based in Shanghai. He is a counsel from Fangda Partners. 


Gil’s practice focuses on data protection and cyber security, corporate and compliance. Mr. Zhang managed and led many global GDPR compliance projects and a binding corporate rules project before, and also worked on setting up data protection program in China and various Asian Pacific countries. 


Gil has advised many clients on various data protection matters under Chinese laws, including data mapping, consent mechanism (e.g. opt-in, direct marketing opt-in and opt-out mechanism), cross-border data transfer, privacy policy and APP user agreements, data protection impact assessment (DPIA),  and internal employee-facing privacy compliance requirements, handling data subject requests (DSR) and automation of DSR process, and data breach reporting. He has also worked on various contentious matters such as data breach reporting for multiple jurisdictions and criminal investigation in relation to cybercrime or infringement of right to personal data protection.


Gil once worked as in-house counsel and this gives him very practical experience in supporting his clients on implementation of data protection management program and privacy audit.


Contributions by Gil Zhang