BIO

PABLO GARCÍA MEXÍA, JD, Ph.D.


Of Counsel, Ashurst LLP. Counsel at the Spanish Parliament (Letrado de las Cortes Generales). Co-founder of Syntagma.org, a private think-tank. Co-Director of the Postgraduate Degree in data protection at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and Director of the specialized review "Revista de Privacidad y Derecho Digital". Pablo is a former Visiting Professor of Law at The College of William & Mary (Virginia, USA).


A member of the group of  innovation leaders in the Spanish speaking world "Los 100 de COTEC" (COTEC Foundation). Vice-president of Internet Society-Spanish chapter and of the association of digital lawyers ENATIC; Member of the Board of the Civil Society Forum. Pablo has performed as an Arbitrator for the World Bank (ICSID). He has worked as an international consultant for the United Nations and the European Union. He has been Director of Human Resources of the Senate of Spain, Secretary General of Madrid´s Regional Parliament and Director of International Relations of Spain´s Congress of Deputies. A Research Fellow at Harvard Law School, he attended postgraduate courses at IE Business School, the University of Kent at Canterbury and the University CEU-San Pablo. He is the author of nine books (in English or Spanish) and editor of another four on various legal issues, especially those connected to the Internet; he has written over 50 articles in scholarly reviews. A regular speaker at various international and domestic forums, as well as a regular contributor to a number of mass and specialized media. He holds the "Cruz de Oficial de la Orden de Isabel la Católica" (a civil decoration granted by the King of Spain). Pablo was awarded the 2019 ISACA Prize to Exceptional Achievement in Legal Cybersecurity.