Whitney Q. Schneider-White

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Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Whitney Schneider-White advises clients on domestic and global privacy, data protection and information governance issues. Whitney provides practical, innovative solutions to her clients navigating the consistently evolving privacy and data protection landscape. With both law firm and in-house experience, she provides clients with practical solutions to domestic and cross-border regulatory and compliance matters related to privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, technology and information governance.

Whitney’s practice focuses on privacy, data protection and information governance, advising clients on compliance with evolving U.S. state and federal privacy legislation and cross-border data protection matters. A certified privacy professional (CIPP/US), Whitney counsels clients on legal questions related to information and data use, as well as compliance obligations associated with corporate privacy and information security practices. Leveraging her in-house experience, Whitney also provides clients practical business solutions for compliance with U.S. and global privacy regulations.

Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Whitney served as the Global Privacy and Compliance Counsel for an international nonprofit, overseeing the development and implementation of its global privacy and data protection framework. She designed a global compliance strategy for organizational structure, privacy, data security and operations that included evaluating data protection risks, advising on technology platform development, and investigating and responding to cybersecurity incidents. Whitney also represented clients in government enforcement actions and internal investigations.

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  • Advises on the requirements of privacy and data protection laws and assists with the development, implementation, assessment and maintenance of compliance programs.
  • Counsels on compliance with international data transfers, including data processing agreements, transfer assessments and the use of cross-border data transfer mechanisms, such as the European Union's Standard Contractual Clauses.
  • Drafts and negotiates data protection/data processing agreements regarding the handling of personal data and multi-party contracts in complex technology transactions.
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Experience

  • Advises on the requirements of privacy and data protection laws and assists with the development, implementation, assessment and maintenance of compliance programs.
  • Counsels on compliance with international data transfers, including data processing agreements, transfer assessments and the use of cross-border data transfer mechanisms, such as the European Union's Standard Contractual Clauses.
  • Drafts and negotiates data protection/data processing agreements regarding the handling of personal data and multi-party contracts in complex technology transactions.
  • Provides guidance on the creation, development and implementation of global privacy and security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • Designed, developed and implemented the global privacy and data security framework and compliance strategy for an international nonprofit.
  • Represented international and domestic financial services and technology manufacturing clients in government enforcement actions and internal investigations.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

Memberships

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Prior Positions

  • Ashoka: Global Privacy and Compliance Counsel (2019 to 2021)
  • The Grassroots Business Fund: Legal Fellow (2014 to 2015)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2013; Michigan Journal of International Law, International Transactions Clinic
  • B.A., New York University, 2008

Blog

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Data Counsel
Complying with the CCPA's Right to Deletion
By Janine Anthony Bowen, Whitney Q. Schneider-White, Justin T. Yedor
February 9, 2022
The California Consumer Privacy Act dramatically changed the regulatory landscape for privacy in the United States. Among the CCPA’s many requirements, one right is proving a particular challenge for many businesses: the right to delete...
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