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Privacy and Data Protection

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José Alejandro

Founding Partner

Founding partner of Bermúdez & Esguerra Abogados.


José Alejandro was the first Data Protection Superintendent at SIC in Colombia. He is a lawyer from Universidad de los Andes specialized in Competition Law and Intellectual Property from ESADE in Barcelona. José Alejandro advices and represents Colombian and multinational companies in the implementation of comprehensive privacy programs, defense in administrative enforcement procedures, notification and management of privacy breaches, drafting of international data transfer contracts and implementation of privacy by design processes, among others. 

Spanish and English


  • Universidad de los Andes
    Lawyer, 2002.

  • Universidad Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
    Postgraduate Degree in Publishing (emphasis in copyright management), 2004.

  • ESADE Barcelona
    Master in Competition Law, Copyright and Intellectual Property, 2005. 


  • Bermúdez & Esguerra 
    Founding Partner, 2022

  • Bermudez Durana Abogados
    Founding Partner, 2017-2022

  • Centre for Information Policy Leadership - CIPL  
    Latin American Advisor (desde 2018)

  • Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio
    Data Protection Superintendent, 2012-2015; Advisor, 2009-2010

  • Nymity 
    Director for Latin America, 2015-2017; 2012-2015

  • Muñoz Tamayo & Asociados 
    Associate, 2006 – 2009 and 2010 – 2012

  • HR Abogados Corporativos  
    Junior Associate, 1999 – 2003

Academia and others

  • Universidad Externado de Colombia
    Undergraduate, postgraduate and continued
    education lecturer in Data Protection 

  • Universidad de los Andes
    Continued education lecturer in Data Protection, 2012-2014

  • Latin America Privacy Association (ALAP)
    Chair for Colombia 

  • Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL), Washington D.C.
    Advisor for Latin America 

  • Revista Latinoamericana de Protección de Datos Personales
    Member of the International Academic Committee 


  • Promoting Accountability through Regulator Leadership
    Centre for Information Policy Leadership - CIPL,  2021

  • Controversial Fake News bill would setback privacy Protections for Brazilians
    Co-author with Pablo Palazzi – Argentina. IAPP Privacy Tracker,  2020

  • Brazil’s Golden Opportunity: the need for an independent DPA.
    IAPP Daily Dashboard,  2018

  • The Accountability Principle and the draft data protection bill in Argentina: new global data protection paradigm?
    Revista Latinoamericana de Protección de Datos Personales, 2017

  • Transferencias Internacionales y Responsabilidad Demostrada.  
    La República - Asuntos Legales, 2017 

  • El sistema colombiano de protección de datos personales: hacia un modelo basado en la responsabilidad demostrada y la gestión de Riesgos 
    Universidad de Nuestra Señora del Rosario y Hans Seidel Foundation, 2014

  • The Future of Data Protection in Colombia
    Portafolio, 2011

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