On July 8, 2022, the Board of Directors of the European Federation of Data Protection Officers (EFDPO) appointed Dr. Pierre-Yves Lastic, Vice-President of the French Union of Data Protection Officers (UDPO), as Secretary General of EFDPO. As Secretary General Dr. Lastic – together with the Board of Directors – is in charge of public policy activities and represents EFDPO internationally.
Dr. Lastic has nearly 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in several management functions including Data Management, Statistics, Clinical Trials Management, Electronic Regulatory Submissions, Information Management and 17 years in Privacy and Personal Data Protection.
From 2005 on he was Sanofi R&D Privacy Officer and in 2013 he became Sanofi’s first Chief Privacy Officer and built-up Sanofi’s Global Privacy Office. Beside his function within Sanofi, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) from 2004 to 2016, and Chairman of the Board in 2014-2015. As a data standards and privacy expert, was a member of the EudraVigilance Expert Working Group as well as the Telematics Implementation Group of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). From 2005 to 2019 Dr Lastic was also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Pharmaceutical & Medical devices Privacy Consortium (IPMPC).
Dr. Lastic studied Biology, Languages and Computer Sciences in France and Germany, and holds a PhD in Biology from Bayreuth University.