Laura is a Spanish qualified lawyer, based in the United States, with over fifteen years of professional experience in technology and media companies. In her role at Facebook, she provides policy and regulatory and advice on key privacy issues that impact how individuals use or relate to technology daily, with a particular focus on emerging markets and new technologies. Prior to joining Facebook, she served as an Assistant General Counsel, Privacy & Human Rights, at Yahoo, where she led the legal and public policy team's efforts on global privacy matters and the company's Business and Human Rights Program.
Laura holds U.S. and EU Certifications for International Privacy Professionals (CIPP). She is a frequent speaker at privacy and policy forums around the world, with strong professional relationships across data protection regulators, governments, civil society, international institutions and think tanks. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Information Accountability Foundation. Passionate about connecting and empowering women in the tech field, she is a proud Board Member of Woman in Tech Miami Council, with a mission to advance this cause in South Florida. She is also a mentor of startups and entrepreneurs.