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Professional Services

Uzunma Bergmann

Senior Privacy Counsel, First Privacy GmbH

Germany

Bio

Uzunma leads data privacy projects at several multinational clients, providing advise on European and cross-border data privacy compliance and on wider regulatory matters governing the use of personal information. Uzunma is admitted to the bar in three jurisdictions; New York, Nigeria and is on the Roll of solicitors in the United Kingdom. She advises clients on behavioral advertising, digital analytics, and cookie preference management. Her experience includes leading international data privacy compliance reviews and audits; developing and coordinating rolling privacy compliance programs. 

Uzunma partners with product development and business divisions to craft and implement the privacy design and policies of AI mobile applications in the health, fitness and gaming industry; 

Prior to her work in data privacy, Uzunma worked as an IP attorney, providing advise in the US and Germany with a focus on information technology, e-commerce, licensing and distribution transactions. In her role at a fast-paced tech startup, she created and negotiated software development and licensing agreements for company transactions in the United States and Asia. 

Contribution to Legal Tech

Uzunma is fascinated by mobile app technology and works extensively with businesses in assessing their apps for data protection compliance. She leads data privacy design, implementation and audit projects for several mobile apps in the gaming, nutrition and entertainment industry. 

While she has supported established mobile app providers, Uzunma believes that personal data privacy in technology should not be limited to large scale operations but considered at all levels of the ecosystem. Through her work with small, innovative tech startups and SMEs, she delivers scalable privacy solutions and supports in ongoing compliance of several AI apps, some dealing with children’s data and other special categories of personal data. 

Uzunma spearheaded the European privacy compliance program for a leading data analytics nutrition insights platform. She also supports privacy by design with apps implementing advanced augmented reality, machine learning and Internet of Things. She is currently guiding several mobile app clients through appropriate design and transparency changes in light of the UK Age Appropriate Design Code. 

Uzunma is working on a series of guidelines and workshops targeted at providing women app developers and other typically disadvantaged business owners within the app development landscape with free, practical and easily implementable support required to design and deliver privacy compliant mobile applications to the market. Her vision includes matching these developers and businesses with privacy advisors equipped to provide the needed support in terms of practice experience, language and an understanding of their unique business challenges.

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Public Services, Politics & Social

Isabelle Biallaß

Legal Office, Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia