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  • Kate Colleary

    Founding Partner at Strand | Pembroke Privacy

    Kate is an international leader in the field of data protection. She regularly lectures on the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland and Kings Inn’s postgraduate courses in data protection law. In addition to frequently publishing articles on these subjects, she is often asked to speak on data protection issues at international conferences and to comment in the media.

    Kate is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E and CIPM) and the Irish Country Leader of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community. She previously led the data protection team of an international law firm. Kate is the Principal of Colleary & Co, a law firm specialising in data protection, intellectual property and litigation.
  • Dan Or-Hof

    Founding Partner at Strand | Or-Hof Law

    A New York and Israeli attorney, Dan is an international leader in the field of data protection. He holds an LLM degree from UC Berkeley and the Tel Aviv University (summa cum laude). Dan is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US; CIPP/E), as well as founder and retiring chair of the Tel Aviv KnowledgeNet chapter, founder and chair of the Israeli Data Protection Professionals Forum (IDPF) and a member of the Privacy Protection Council.

    He lectures several courses at Tel Aviv University, including the Data Protection Officers course for the Institute of Legal Arts; Data Protection and Privacy in the Age of Data as part of the interdisciplinary cyber studies program; and the Data and Ethics seminar in the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) for the M.A. program in Law, Technology and Business Innovation. Dan has authored guides to the GDPR and CCPA, as well as numerous guidance and analysis papers on data protection issues. 
  • Rocco Panetta

    Founder of Strand | PTP Privacy Technology Professionals and Founding Partner at Panetta & Associati Law Firm

    Rocco is recognised among the most prominent technology, data protection and internet lawyers internationally. He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Board of Directors and the Italian Country Leader of the IAPP.

    Rocco serves as an outsourced Data Protection Officer (DPO) for national and multinational corporations. He is a former regulator – a high-level officer at the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) and former representative at the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (now EDPB).

    He is a regular speaker at various domestic and international conferences and a contract professor on data protection in a number of universities. He is Ethics Expert at the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) as well as an editor of various books, articles and collections.

    Rocco was awarded Best Privacy Lawyer in 2018 and 2019 by and recognised as one of the Most Influential Italian Lawyers under 50 by TopLegal.
  • Ariel Silverstone

    Founding Partner at Strand | Data Protectors

    Ariel is a renowned leader in his field. Together with his team, he designs, implements and evaluates privacy programs; and serves as an external data protection officer for firms working to comply with GDPR requirements.

    He is former vice president for security strategy, privacy and trust at GoDaddy and CISO at Expedia. Ariel also contributed to the cloud computing security strategy for Microsoft Azure and was the chief trusted security advisor to Cisco’s largest customers. He led the information security efforts at companies including Travelport and Symantec.


Kate Colleary

Dan Or-Hof

Rocco Panetta

Ariel Silverstone

With a presence on all continents, Strand offers trusted advice, leadership and dedicated consulting on privacy and data protection, information technology regulation, training and cybersecurity.

Let us lead your way through the world of data protection and privacy compliance: Strand will help you develop a world-class compliance framework integrating legal, governance and technology services.

Our leaders helped shape the privacy landscape, and now we want to guide you through its complexities: we interpret laws, we explain regulations, we move at a fast pace, suitable for a rapidly changing environment. We are ready to help you cut though the complexity of privacy, data protection and cyber security, no matter where you operate globally.

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