Jorge Villarino is partner at Vinces and Director of Regulation since January 2015. He is a Parliamentary Lawyer (on leave of absence). He has been working at the Spanish Parliament for the last eleven years, first at the Senate for almost eight years, where he held several senior positions (Director of International Relations and Director of Budget and Public Procurement). On February 2012 he became the Director for International Relations of the Spanish Congress. In the Senate he worked as legal advisor for the following committees: Local Entities, Health and Consumer Affairs, Foreign Affairs as well as the General Committee for Autonomous Communities. In the Congress of Deputies he was Legal Advisor for the Justice Committee.
He has taken part in international conferences invited as an expert by the Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument of the European Union (TAIEX) and the Organisation for Co-Operation and Economic Development (OECD).
From an academic point of view, he is professor of legislative affairs at the IE Business School and of International Organizations at the Colegio Universitario Villanueva. He is also a Ph. D. Candidate at the University Abat Oliba CEU (Barcelona, Spain). His dissertation is about The legal aspects of cloud computing and its impact on the right to privacy and freedom of expression. He has taught Internet Law at the International University of La Rioja (Spain). He has also taught in several courses and seminars about Internet law (e-commerce, data protection, freedom of speech, Internet governance, cloud computing, intellectual and industrial property, right to be forgotten or privacy by design), in public and private institutions such as the Madrid Bar Association, the Saragosse Bar Association, several national and international Universities, the Spanish Chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) and Microsoft, among many others. He has also been a member of the multinational academic Task Force of the German company Giesecke & Devrient GmbH on digital identity. On 2013 he participated as a keynote speaker on Internet Governance in the annual session of the American Society of International Law in Washington D.C. Since June 2014, he is also member of the Task Force on Privacy designated by the General Council of Spanish Bar. He is professor in the Master in Intellectual Property (University Carlos III) and in the Master on IT Law (University Camilo José Cela and Madrid Bar Association).
He is the author of more than twenty articles in specialized reviews on constitutional, parliamentary, administrative and information society law; such as “La batalla por el “power” Internet “, with Pablo Garcia Mexia, New Journal of politics, culture and art, No 145, 2013, or” Privacy by design proposed European data protection rules”, Revista Aranzadi of law and new technologies.
Jorge Villarino has a Law Degree by the University of Saragosse (Spain) and a Master in Advanced Studies by the Complutense University of Madrid. He has also completed the Leadership Program for Public Management (IESE Business School) and the Executive Management Program for Executives of the Cortes Generales (IE Business School).