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Maria Nava is an associate in the Privacy & Data Security Group.
Ms. Nava counsels clients on a wide variety of privacy and data security issues, including compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and other privacy-related rules and regulations. She also handles transactional matters -- including drafting and reviewing client policies and technology agreements -- and assists with security incident investigations.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Ms. Nava was a commercial litigation associate at Venable LLP, where she gained experience in substantive motion practice, discovery, legal research, and more. Among her matters, Ms. Nava assisted with a privacy litigation arising from California’s automatic license plate recognition law, and a privacy investigation relating to an online gaming forum.
Prior to joining Venable, Ms. Nava externed at the Future of Privacy Forum where she focused on artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles. In that role, she worked on a legislative analysis of new privacy laws and wrote an article on the privacy implications of algorithmic systems.
Ms. Nava attended UCLA for both undergraduate and law school. While at UCLA School of Law, she wrote on the possible privacy concerns posed by a digital evidence repository. The article was published by the International Criminal Court Forum. She is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and is admitted to practice in California.
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Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
Frankfurt Kurnit’s Tech Law Summit
Please join us for Frankfurt Kurnit's inaugural Tech Law Summit at our offices in downtown Manhattan on Thursday, May 4, 2023. The event will be held in person only, and space is limited. Read more.
May 4 2023
LACBA Cyber & Privacy Law Career Panel
Maria Nava speaks on the Cyber & Privacy Law Career Panel during an event hosted by the Privacy and Cybersecurity Law Society at USC Gould School of Law and the LA County Bar Association’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Section. Details here.
April 18 2023
UCLA: 2023 Annual Diversity Networking Dinner
Maria Nava is a speaker during the UCLA Division of Graduate Education Annual Diversity Networking Dinner.
January 26 2023
Blockchain Technology Compliance
Zach Lewis and Maria Nava present a training on blockchain technology use cases and compliance to members of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
December 14 2022
Privacy and Data Security Concerns with NFT Drops
Zach Lewis and Maria Nava present: “NFT Compliance: Key Privacy Issues to Consider,” at the Privacy + Security Forum in Washington, D.C. Read more.
November 3 2022
news & press
Privacy Considerations for 2023
2023 is around the corner. As a refresher, on January 1, 2023, two new comprehensive privacy laws – the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”) – take effect. Read more.
Privacy News for Q2 2022
A summary of privacy news and trends we have seen in the first half of 2022. Read more.
Calif. Privacy Agency Unveils Long-Awaited Draft Regulations
Law360 cites Daniel M. Goldberg and Maria Nava’s blog post on the California Privacy Protection Agency’s (CPPA) proposed regulations to the California Consumer Privacy Act. Read more.
Connecticut Privacy Law Adds Stitch to Confusing Legal Patchwork
Bloomberg Law quotes Daniel M. Goldberg and Maria Nava on Connecticut’s consumer privacy law. Read more.
Does Your Loyalty Program Violate the CCPA?
California Attorney General Rob Bonta tweeted and released a statement that his office has sent warning letters to businesses in a variety of industries for alleged failure to comply with CCPA. Read more.
Digital Evidence Repositories and Vulnerable Populations
The ICC Forum published Maria Nava's article, "Digital Evidence Repositories and Vulnerable Populations: How the Accumulation of Digital Evidence May Interact with the Privacy of Sexual Assault Survivors.” View Article
Artificial Intelligence: Privacy Promise or Peril?
The Future of Privacy Forum published Maria Nava’s article, “Artificial Intelligence: Privacy Promise or Peril.” View Article