Mirena Taskova, Senior Associate

Mirena Taskova, Senior Associate, Fieldfisher

I am a Privacy expert with over 11 years' experience advising multinational companies on diverse and complex privacy issues.

I have a Master Degree in Law, Science & Technology from Stanford Law School. I lived and worked in the field of Privacy in Sofia (Bulgaria), Vienna (Austria), London (UK) and Palo Alto (USA). My experiences have given me a global Privacy knowledge and a strong understanding of transatlantic data privacy issues.

A lot of my work focuses on advising Global businesses navigate EU (and global) data protection and technology-related issues. For example, I advised multinational companies on: complex GDPR privacy related issues, the launch of new online services and products, cookies & marketing, data transfer privacy issues, privacy related issues related to the launch of HR global databases and employment.

I have been recognized as a data protection expert on multiple occasions by Chambers Global & Chambers Europe, where I am noted to be an "accomplished privacy expert".

I also have the ability to communicate effectively, which enables me to get to the heart of client's business objectives quickly. This has been proven by Chambers & Partners' testimonial: "…She called me to let me know what had to be done and we just did it – reports one satisfied interviewee. Taskova has extensive knowledge on data protection issues." 

I have worked on global ground breaking privacy related issues. I advised Fortune 500 companies and large private sector clients in the technology, advertising, market research, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, retail and financial sectors – ranging from: leading technology companies and telecoms to medical devices companies, banks and retail chains to cloud service providers and app developers.

I established the global privacy programs for a multinational large technology company and a global manufacturer by collaborating with the companies' legal, IT, HR and Marketing teams. This enabled us to deliver success, adapt to and mitigate program and budgetary risk.

I hold Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe) (CIPP/E) status, and I obtained a DPO certification from the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA). I am a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the Data Protection Officer's Club in Hong Kong. I am a member of the Panel of Experts for several reputable international organizations, such as DataGuidance and Bloomberg. I also served as a member of the Advisory board of EuDEco (Modeling the European Data Economy) Big Data related project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 program.

I am fluent in English, Bulgarian and French.

I enjoy swimming, golf, experiencing different cultures by traveling and meeting people from all over the world and last but not least learning about new things and other fields of expertise.

I am a registered Foreign Legal Consultant with the State Bar of California.