Gil Zhang

Gil Zhang

Partner, Fangda Partners
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Gil Zhang has worked in private practice and in-house as a senior counsel for many years. He has extensive experience in corporate and compliance work.

Mr Zhang has advised many clients on global General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance projects. He has extensive experience in setting up data protection compliance programmes in China, and localising GDPR-centric data protection programmes and Federal Trade Commission privacy management programmes in China. He has also worked on and managed the global Binding Corporate Rules project. He has extensive experience in managing global compliance projects, law enforcement actions and setting up data protection governance structures, as well as various processes to comply with EU GDPR, US laws and the personal data protection laws of non-European countries, including China and Asia-Pacific countries.

Mr Zhang also advises clients on various law enforcement and contentious matters, such as criminal investigations into alleged infringement of data protection rights, mandatory privacy audits, misappropriation of confidential information by employees, and data breach response and reporting in various jurisdictions. He also advises various clients on data protection issues in relation to emerging technology such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, big data and driverless cars.

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