Carla Illanes

Carla Illanes

Carla focuses her practice on data protection and information security, including legal aspects of data collection and processing, design and implementation of privacy and security policies, audits and risk assessments in these matters, implementation of effective data transfer strategies, compliance programmes, among others. 

She previously worked in the Ministry of Interior on technological projects for crime prevention and the implementation of the law of digital transformation for more than 1,000 state bodies. She also actively participated in the drafting of the associated regulations on cybersecurity and information security and authentication, leading the drafting of the law that modified its deadlines and stages of implementation.

She has extensive experience in information technologies, including topics such as open data, interoperability, electronic records and technology procurement, digital transformation, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. Her experience also includes intellectual property, uses of blockchain technology and smart contracts.

Carla is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Employment history:

  • Digital Government Division, Ministerio Secretaría General de la Presidencia, 2019-2022.
  • Ariño y Villar Abogados, Madrid, España 2018.
  • Ministerio del Interior y Seguridad Pública 2011-2017.
  • Lagos Maclean, 2010-2011.


  • Chile (2009)


  • The Legal 500 (Data Privacy - Recommended Lawyers 2024)


  • English and spanish.


  • Law, School of Law, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, 2006.
  • Masterof law on regulated sectors, School of Law, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2018.
  • Diploma in Criminal defence issues, School of Law, Universidad De Los Andes 2008.
  • Diploma in Personal Data Protection, Universidad de Chile, 2020.

Academic Activity:

  • Professor of Personal Data Protection Diploma, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2022.
  • Professor of Municipal Law course, School of Law, Universidad de Los Andes, 2022.
  • Professor of Technology and Regulation Diploma, School of Law, Universidad del Desarrollo, 2021-2022.
  • Visiting Professor of graduate and postgraduate, School of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 2021-2022


  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (2022)



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