- Job title of nominated professional: Senior Legal Counsel
- Company (where nominated professional or team is working): Credit Suisse
In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition
Frequent speaker at conferences and industry events, prolific author and willingness to share his experience and knowledge. I realize some other nominees also publish articles and speak at conferences, but how many contribute and educate others when it is not part of their job description? Paul's employer does not provide any cybersecurity services (it is a bank), therefore there is no particular incentive for Paul to educate people on cybersecurity or privacy issues. He is not getting any new business out of it. The fact that Paul chooses to educate people deserves in itself recognition.
In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the professional or team in the nominated category
Paul is a leading educator and he contributes to the betterment of the industry thanks to his willingness to share his knowledge and expertise with the industry. He frequently publishes articles on technology, privacy law and data protection. He has been quoted many times on such matters by various media outlets. He also frequently speaks at conferences and other industry events.
For example, very recently he was a panelist speaker on the topic “The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Legal and Technical Views: How May a CISO Deal with the New European Privacy and Security Legal Instruments?” at the (ISC)2 Security Congress EMEA (October 2016). He also spoke on “Cross-Border Data Security” at the New York State Bar Association’s 2016 Seasonal Meeting (October 2016).
Paul was named one of The National Law Journal’s top 50 “Cyber-security and Data Privacy Trailblazers” of 2016. According to the NLJ, the list includes “50 persons who have helped make a difference in the fight against criminal cyber-activity and towards adding much needed layers of data security in an increasingly digital world of commerce.”