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Macarena Gatica

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Studies: University Gabriela Mistral. Santiago, Chile. Degree in Legal and Social Sciences, approved with two votes of distinction. (1992-1996).

Best student of the generation (N ° 1 of the ranking).

Academic Scholarship for 3 consecutive years.
Languages: Spanish - English


Macarena focuses her practice on intellectual property, as a leader in the area of data protection and cybersecurity.

Is a lawyer of the Universidad Gabriela Mistral, with 15 years of experience in various Chilean, United States, Latin America and Spain legislation areas. 

Macarena started her career as director of the legal area at Juan Pablo Valdivieso & Asociados. Later she lived in USA, where she worked as Director of Compliance at Innova College (Online College), ), in 2013 he joined Integra IP as Associate Legal Advisor and in 2013, upon her return to Chile she became the direction of the legal department in Jarry IP, as Head of Enforcement and Litigation. Prior to joining Alessandri, she served for 6 years as Legal Advisor of MasterBase®, assuming legal management for Chile and subsidiaries. Opportunity in which, due to the company’s business, concentrated her practice in the protection and treatment of personal data and technology in Chile and in the markets that provide services: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, Ecuador, Peru, USA, Central America, among other countries. Which highlights it with extensive experience in adapting to new regulations on personal data.

Her practice areas are focused in data protection, cybersecurity, technology contracting, electronic commerce, international law and industrial property.

Memberships, awards and recent activities:

  • Chilean Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, IAPP (
  • Co-Chair IAPP KnowledgeNet Chapter – Chile, 2021-2023
  • Member of the Data Protection Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA), 2020-2022
  • Co-director of the digital regulation table of the Chilean-North American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham)
  • Legal Advisor to the Ethics and Self-Regulation Council of AMDD.
  • Best Lawyers, Privacy and Security Law, 2021
  • Shortlisted “Chambers and Partners Diversity and Inclusion Award”, Latin America 2020
  • Legal 500, Data Privacy “Next Generation Partners”, 2020
  • “Women in Cybersecurity 2019” Award from the Chilean Cybersecurity Alliance

Academic activity

Professor at the Data Protection and Cybersecurity Diploma Courses at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad del Desarrollo.

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