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Ezra Steinhardt

Ezra Steinhardt

Ezra Steinhardt advises on data protection, technology, and trade laws and policy.

Mr. Steinhardt provides clients, including major technology and life sciences companies, NGOs and trade consortia, with compliance advice, and strategic representation in internal and regulatory investigations and public affairs outreach.

  • Working with clients to respond to investigations by national privacy, competition, consumer protection, and trade regulators, including across multiple jurisdictions simultaneously.
  • Assisting clients to carry out related internal compliance investigations.
  • Advising on EU GDPR and e-privacy requirements, including in relation to novel technologies and services, updates to privacy policies and terms of use, privacy settings, and cross-border data transfers. 
  • Legislative advocacy and advice on tech law reforms, including for example current European initiatives on e-privacy (E-Privacy Regulation), digital consumer rights (Digital Content Directive) and law enforcement access to data (E-Evidence initiative), and now-enacted laws, such as the GDPR and the UK Investigatory Powers Act.
  • Providing guidance on European and UK financial trade sanctions and asset freezing measures.

Pro Bono

  • Advising Evidence for Development, a charity dedicated to improving the effectiveness of development aid through economic analysis.
  • Advising Privacy International, a leading privacy NGO, on a range of law reform privacy-related matters.
  • Advising Internews, an NGO that empowers local media worldwide, on the implementation of freedom of information and online media content laws.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Previous Experience

  • Internship as a speechwriter for the U.S. Secretary of Defence, Robert Gates, at the Office of the Secretary of Defence Public Affairs (OSDPA) in 2009.
  • Other internships at urban policy think tank in San Francisco and at a leading Seattle labour law firm.