LAUREN CUYVERS's practice focuses on compliance, regulatory enforcement and litigation related to EU data privacy and cybersecurity laws, including the EU GDPR, EUDPR, ePrivacy Directive, NIS2 Directive, CER and DORA. Lauren also assists and represents clients in EU regulatory investigations and enforcement of EU data privacy and cyber laws before EU regulators and courts.
She also advises on the various laws in the new EU Digital Strategy Package, including the EU AI Act and the EU Digital Services Act. Drawing on her experience advising clients on GDPR and other global compliance projects, she assist clients with the development and implementation of AI and digital data compliance projects. She has also gained experience counselling clients on EU telecoms and electronic communications issues, as well as IP and EU data privacy transactional work. Lauren advises clients in a range of industries, including in the technology, payments, energy, media and life sciences sectors.
Lauren regularly publishes and speaks at conferences on the new EU digital data and cyber laws, as well as emerging technologies such as AI. She was recently quoted in Law.com and Law360 in relation to the EU AI Act.
The Legal 500 UK 2023 recognizes Lauren for Data protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity.
Lauren is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/EU and currently serves a two-year term as an EU Advisory Board Member at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
Prior to joining Sidley, Lauren was an associate in the IP and data protection practices of other international law firms based in Brussels where she advised and litigated for clients in the life sciences, technology and media sectors, focusing on IP (patents), data privacy and TMT matters. In 2014, Lauren served as an Assistant Attaché at the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations in New York and obtained an LL.M in EU Competition and IP law.
She is fluent in Dutch, English, and French.