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Adriana  Sanford

Adriana Sanford

Chilean-American Influencer, Award-Winning Global Threats Expert, International TV Commentator & Former Fortune 10 Regional Counsel


Adriana Sanford, J.D., dual LL.M. serves as Privacy Officer at Bupa Global Latin America, which is part of British United Provident Association Limited. Sanford is a Chilean-American international television commentator, who appeared regularly as a CNN Español analyst on privacy and cyber-related breaking news to 93+ million viewers. With multiple law degrees and fluency in four languages, she provides keynote addresses at some of the world's top technology, IT, cyber, security, legal, and compliance industry conferences, including for ISACA (international professional association focused on IT governance) in Mexico at their largest Latin American technology IT, telecom, audit, and security conference; for Corporación de Estudios para Latinoamérica (one of Latin America's leading think tanks) in Chile; and for the Association of Corporate Counsel in Chicago on issues of importance to in-house counsel, such as the multi-jurisdictional practice of law. She also serves as a keynote speaker on global privacy laws for the Institute of Internal Auditors, ISSA, CSA, SCCE, and Rotary International. In addition, Sanford is a regularly featured speaker at the ISC2 Security Congress conferences, which are among the world’s largest conferences for cybersecurity professionals. She has further distinguished herself by coauthoring two books on global threats that were adopted for the centennial celebration of the world’s largest and oldest institute for supply chain leaders, Institute for Supply Management. Read More >

Sanford is the recipient of the 2019 Cyber Law Woman Professional of the Year Award; was featured in Women in Security: Changing the Face of Technology and Innovation in 2018; and Rotary International donated on her behalf to the Kenya Water Project in 2014. As a Lincoln Professor of Global Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Sanford addressed privacy reform on a global scale at the Chautauqua Institution in 2014. Sanford has also served on the Advisory Committee of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (Latin America); as an Honored Delegate of the APEC CEO Summit in Chile; as a Georgetown Law Visiting Scholar; and on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA. She currently serves as Head of Global Cybersecurity Leadership for Telecom4Good.

The former Fortune 10 Latin American regional counsel and award-winning global privacy laws expert has served as a keynote speaker at more than 140 industry conferences throughout the United States and Latin America. Her research, scholarly work, and publications focus on laws, regulations, and policy at the international level, where multijurisdictional legal conflicts exist and possible outcomes for corporate non-compliance include high penalties, criminal liability, and physical danger for executives in foreign territories. Recently, Sanford served as a keynote speaker for LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s 2019 Los Angeles Cyber Lab and for Humentum (a global membership association for NGOs focused on international development and relief) in Africa. She was also a VIP speaker for the Microsoft Employee Giving & Corporate Giving Program and is the upcoming keynote for the XII Los Angeles ISSA Summit.

Sanford is often described as an ‘audience grabber’ and as having “the unique ability to speak to students, captains of industry, and academicians all in the same audience." Read Less ^

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Attend and get started on your path to individual and team training on cybersecurity awareness and effective practices. Learn 8 TIPS for effectively mitigating cybersecurity risks for nonprofits. Set your team, board, volunteers, and staff up for cyber success!

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Show the strength of your character and find your passion for long-term success.