Maria Loza

Lead Advisor, Telefonica

Maria Loza

Speaker Bio


María Loza is a senior lawyer, Lead Advisor at Govertis, part of Telefonica Tech, specialised on Privacy and Data protection for more than fifteen years, with special focus on disrupting technologies.



She provides advisory services to clients and establishes the necessary strategies and procedures for them to develop their activity and/or services according to appropriate standards of governance and compliance, together with risk management. Also acts as DPO carrying out the functions established by the GDPR.



She holds a Degree in Law from the Public University of Navarra and a PhD in Law from University of Valencia. She is also a Certified Data Protection Officer (DPO) under Spanish Data Protection Authority scheme certification. and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), ISACA. In the field of teaching, she is a Lecturer at International University of La Rioja and teacher of the Spanish Association for Quality (AEC) courses and in other masters and postgraduate courses.



She is Information and Communication Technologies Law Section Vocal of the Barcelona Bar Association and member of the Spanish Professional Privacy Association (APEP), the Spanish Association of Entertainment Law (DENAE) and ISACA, Barcelona Chapter.