Cristina Costache, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP



Global DPO

With almost 20 years under her belt as a legal professional Cristina has extensive experience in planning, developing and executing strategies in legal and privacy, aimed to ensure maximum alignment with the business objectives.

Cristina started her carrier as a litigation attorney, advising and representing clients in court with cases of a commercial and civil nature. Between 2007 and 2021 Cristina held a General Counsel position at a FMCG company and was appointed as Privacy Lead EMEA in 2019.

Cristina joined Softline in May 2021 as Global Data Protection Officer. In her current function she is responsible for the planning and implementation of the data protection strategy in Softline, coordinating the privacy compliance operations for the entire group. Some of her responsibilities include: planning and delivering the privacy governance strategy, providing guidance on local law, management of the regional work for privacy responsible, overseeing the implementation of data privacy compliance program at group level.

Cristina holds a LLB in general law, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT and FIP certifications and is a regular speaker at conferences. 


Contributions by Cristina Costache

  • Member of European Advisory Board 2021 - 2022
  • IAPP Romania KnowledgeNet Chapter Meeting
    Speaker at Romania KnowledgeNet: 11 February 2020