Christian Auty


Christian Auty is an experienced advisor in the areas of data privacy, data breaches and distributed ledger technology. He advises clients on compliance with existing and anticipated data privacy regimes, including the California Consumer Privacy Act, the GDPR,  HIPAA, and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, as well as state and federal regulations that pertain to blockchain technologies. He has extensive experience counseling clients in a range of industries including large retailers, insurance companies, financial institutions, and healthcare companies on data privacy compliance and data breach preparedness and remediation.

Mr. Auty is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of data privacy, security and distributed ledger technology.


  • Technology
  • Corporate 
  • Regulation, Compliance, & Advisory
  • Data Privacy & Security Team
  • Investigations

Civic Involvement and Honors:

  • Forty Under 40, Law Bulletin Media, 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers –Rising Stars, 2014-2015
  • Leading Lawyers Network – Emerging Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, 2017-2019

Professional Affiliations:

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals 
  • American Bar Association


  • University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 2005
  • Boston College, B.A., 2002


  • Technology
  • Data Privacy & Security Team
  • Corporate
  • Investigations
  • Regulation, Compliance & Advisory


Does the CCPA apply to information about businesses?
Feb 21, 2020

Zetoony, Auty Author Whitepaper for Wolters Kluwer on Proposed CCPA Rules
Dec 12, 2019

GDPR Privacy FAQs: Can organizations rely on browser settings to gain consent to the deployment of cookies?
Nov 27, 2019

GDPR Privacy FAQs: Can organizations use “terms and conditions” to gain consent to the deployment of cookies?
Nov 26, 2019