The DMA is beefing up its team by drafting in data privacy lawyer and former Canon legal counsel Asli Yildiz in a new role to head up the marketing body’s expanding legal division.
Yildiz’s appointment is designed to further strengthen the DMA’s role in legal and regulatory affairs affecting the industry. Legal and public affairs adviser James Milligan will report into her.
The DMA legal team works closely with regulators to inform new regulation and best practice while also helping member organisations navigate and embed a responsible approach to their marketing.
GDPR and the upcoming ePrivacy Regulation, among other issues, are at the forefront of many organisations’ agendas and the DMA recognises a growing need for consultation during this period of transition.
Yidliz is a Turkish qualified lawyer with over ten years’ commercial and compliance experience, gained from working in international law firms and companies in Europe and emerging markets.
She joins from Taylor Wessing, where she was in-house counsel for data privacy and cyber security compliance. Prior to that, Yidliz was Canon legal counsel for over seven years.
Yildiz said: “At a time where legislation affecting the data and marketing industry is under huge scrutiny, it is an exciting opportunity to join such an influential association. I hope to work with my new team to grow the DMA’s presence and influence while continuing to offer our membership expert legal advice.”
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