I am proud of young co-workers whom I have trained, to see them become fully proficient, fully able lawyers. If I have to single out one thing, I would say it was when I worked for the European Commission and played a role in developing the draft proposal on ePrivacy.
I congratulate young women who choose data privacy and advise them to pursue masters degrees and certifications in areas relevant to data protection, e-privacy and cybersecurity.
Having a basic knowledge of technology is key to success in this field. Technology inevitably brings new issues to data protection, privacy and cybersecurity more broadly. If one has to give advice on these issues, I think it’s necessary to have a reasonable understanding of the underlying technology, and keep such knowledge up to date.