Privacy Legal | Daniela Fabian

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Daniela Fábián Masoch, Attorney at Law and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E), is the founder and managing director of FABIAN PRIVACY LEGAL GmbH.

Our strengths are the combination of expert knowledge and practical in-house experience, an excellent network with industry groups, privacy associations and regulators and strong collaboration with experts in a variety of related areas.

We approach mandates with a global-minded, solution-oriented and hands-on attitude to deliver cost-effective, pragmatic and sustainable solutions.


We collaborate with a network of selected privacy and IT specialists located in a variety of countries.

Professional Career

2015 Founder and Managing Director of FABIAN PRIVACY LEGAL GmbH
2007 Global Head Data Privacy, Novartis Group
  Country Privacy Officer Switzerland, Novartis
  Corporate Privacy Officer, Novartis
1997 Corporate Legal Counsel, Novartis
1997 Bar Exam Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
1994 Internships (law firm, courts, industry)
1993 Assistant at University of Basel to Prof. Dr. A. Staehelin
1992 lic.iur., University Basel

Professional Experience

  • In depth knowledge of applicable practices and laws relating to global and Swiss data privacy and related matters, privacy governance, compliance and risk management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Health, Safety and Environment as well as contracts and contract negotiations
  • Designing strategy, building, implementing and managing a global data privacy compliance function and program as well as Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) in a multinational pharmaceutical company
  • Conceptualizing global and local training programs and awareness campaigns tailored to different organizational levels and business functions
  • Designing and implementing effective risk management and privacy controls, including assessment tools and audit frameworks

Network & Affiliations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Co-Chair of IAPP Knowledge-Net Chapter Switzerland
  • Fellow Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL)
  • Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Advisor Network (CyAN)


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  • English
  • Italian
  • French