PAOLO BALBONI (PH.D.) IS A TOP TIER EUROPEAN ICT, PRIVACY & DATA PROTECTION LAWYER AND SERVES AS DATA PROTECTION OFFICER (DPO) FOR MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES. LEAD AUDITOR BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (IRCA CERTIFIED)

Paolo Balboni (qualified lawyer admitted to the Milan Bar) is a Founding Partner of ICT Legal Consulting (ICTLC), a law firm with offices in Milan, Bologna, Rome, an International Desk in Amsterdam, and multiple Partner Law Firms around the world. His team is specialized in the fields of Personal Data Protection, Data Security, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Intellectual Property Law.  Paolo has considerable experience in Information Technologies including Cloud Computing, Big Data, Analytics and the Internet of Things, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Fashion, Insurance, Banking, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CFT).

Paolo is the President of the European Privacy Association based in Brussels and the Cloud Computing Sector Director and Responsible for Foreign Affairs at the Italian Institute for Privacy in Rome, Italy. He is involved in European Commission studies on new technologies and participated in the revision of the EU Commission proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation. Paolo played an active role in the drafting of the European Union Commission Data Protection Code of Conduct for Cloud Service Providers.

He co-chairs the Privacy Level Agreement (PLA) Working Group of Cloud Security Alliance and has acted as the legal counsel for the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) projects on ‘Cloud Computing Risk Assessment’‘Security and Resilience in Governmental Clouds’, and ‘Procure Secure: A guide to monitoring of security service levels in cloud contracts’.

Paolo is the author of the book Trustmarks in E-Commerce: The Value of Web Seals and the Liability of their Providers (T.M.C Asser Press), and of numerous journal articles published in leading European Law reviews. He is Lecturer at the Master in Digital Media Management at the European Institute of Design, Research Associate at Tilburg University and Visiting Fellow at Maastricht University European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity. He speaks Italian, English and Dutch fluently and has good knowledge of French, Spanish, and German.

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I have significant experience and expertise in the following industries:

  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Cloud Computing
  • e-Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Legal Training
  • Communications
  • e-Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • e-Documents
01Legals Finest
Paolo Balboni has been selected to be part of Legals Finest, both home and a premier guide to leading attorneys across the world. WEBSITE

 

01Legals Finest 200 Recommended Attorney
Paolo Balboni has been awarded the 2014 and 2015 Legals Finest 200 Client Choice IT Law Award for Italy. WEBSITE

 

01Legals Finest 200 Recommended Law Firm
ICT Legal Consulting is the recommended law firm in Italy in the practice areas of IT Law and Data Protection. WEBSITE

 

01Global Law Experts Recommended Attorney
Paolo Balboni is the recommended Italian attorney in the practice areas of IT Law and Data Protection. WEBSITE

 

01Global Law Experts Recommended Firm
ICT Legal Consulting is the recommended law firm in Italy in the practice areas of IT Law and Data Protection. WEBSITE

 

01Five Star Law
Paolo Balboni has been selected as the top lawyer in Italy for IT Law by Five Star Law.
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01TÜV
Paolo Balboni is a certified TÜV Privacy Officer and Consultant.
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I regularly publish on cloud computing, online service providers’ liability, Certification Service Providers’ practice, identity management, privacy and data protection. Some of my recent publications can be seen below (for an extended list, please download the full PDF at the end of this section):

2016

  • Balboni, P. (2016) Chapter 20: Managing Legal Compliance Risk in the Cloud and Negotiating Personal Data Protection Requirements with Vendors. In J. R. Vacca (ed.), Cloud Computing Security: Foundations and Challenges, CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC), Boca Raton, Florida-US, 267-276

2015

  • Balboni, P. (2015) Personal Data Protection Aspects of Big Data.In Kuan-Ching Li, Hai Jiang, Laurence T. Yang, and Alfredo Cuzzocrea (eds.), Big Data Algorithms, Analytics, and Applications, Chapman and Hall/CRC, Boca Raton (FL),  283-300

2014

 

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More than 30 international conferences around the world in the last 2 years. Here some of the most recents:

13 April 2017
Paolo Balboni is a speaker at the “CSA Netherlands Chapter Summit 2017” organized by Cloud Security Alliance in Leiden (The Netherlands)

03 April 2017
Paolo Balboni is a lecturer at the “New EU Regulation 2016/679” Conference organized by Federprivacy in Cosenza (Italy)

04 April 2017
Paolo Balboni is a speaker at the ICT Legal Consulting event on the General Data Protection Regulation workshop in Bologna (Italy)

30-31 March 2017
Paolo Balboni is a lecturer at the Privacy and Cloud Security Risks, Opportunities and Compliance course organized by the Maastricht University European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity in  Brussels (Belgium)

15-16 March 2017
Paolo Balboni is a speaker on “Regulatory Issues Concerning Data Privacy – What Do Cloud Service Providers And Users Need To Understand?” at Cloud Security Expo 2017  in London (United Kingdom)

13-14 March 2017
Paolo Balboni is a lecturer at the Regulating Privacy through Accountability Principles and Ethical Standards in the era of Big Data organized by the Maastricht University European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity in Brussels (Belgium)

22-23 February 2017
Paolo Balboni is a speaker at “PRIVACY COMPLIANCE FORUM” organized by AFGE in Milan (Italy)

07 February 2017
Paolo Balboni is a speaker at “La compliance data protection alla luce del regolamento europeo 679/2016” organized by 4CLegal in Milan (Italy) 

02 December 2016
Paolo Balboni is a speaker at “BIG DATA Machen wir uns zum gläsernen Menschen?” organized by Raiffeisen in Bozen (Italy)

01 December 2016
Paolo Balboni is a speaker at the  MagNews Webinar: “Profiling users online: definitions, requirements, and use of technologies like cookies, tracking technologies, finger printing, HTML5 Storage”

30 November 2016
Paolo Balboni is Lecturer at Master of Privacy Officer and General Counsel of Privacy (TÜV certified) organized by Federprivacy in Florence (Italy)

16 November 2016
Paolo Balboni is a speaker on “Privacy Level Agreement (PLA_V3) for Cloud Service Provider in compliance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on personal data” at the CSA EMEA Congress in Madrid (Spain)

26 October 2016
Paolo Balboni is a speaker at Nordic IT Security in Stockholm (Sweden)

18 October 2016
Paolo Balboni is a speaker at the European Regulation 2016/679 on personal data protection with specific reference to workplace controls seminar organized by Unindustria Bologna in collaboration with Confindustria Modena and Unindustria Ferrara in Bologna (Italy)

17 October 2016
Paolo Balboni is a speaker at the European Regulation 2016/679 on personal data protection with specific reference to workplace controls seminar organized by Unindustria Bologna in collaboration with Confindustria Modena and Unindustria Ferrara in Bologna (Italy)

13 October 2016
Paolo Balboni is a speaker on “Big Data & Analytics: It’s about quality, not Quantity” at the TÜV Federprivacy – Privacy Day Forum 2016 organized by Federprivacy in Rome (Italy)

27 September 2016
Paolo Balboni is a speaker on the Impact of the European General Data Protection Regulation at the C5 EU Pharmaceutical Regulatory Law conference in London (United Kingdom)

21 September 2016
Paolo Balboni is a lecturer at the Privacy Officer & Privacy Consultant (TϋV Certified) course organized by Federprivacy in Milan (Italy)

13 July 2016
Paolo Balboni is Lecturer at Master of Privacy Officer and General Counsel of Privacy (TÜV certified) organized by Federprivacy in Reggio Emilia (Italy) 

06 July 2016
Paolo Balboni is Lecturer at Master of Privacy Officer and General Counsel of Privacy (TÜV certified) organized by Federprivacy in Rome (Italy)

29 June 2016
Paolo Balboni is a lecturer at the Training and Certification Programme for Data Protection Officers and Other Data Protection Professionals organized by the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht (The Netherlands) 

15 June 2016
Paolo Balboni is a lecturer on Data Protection at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) course at the European Railway Association in Valenciennes (France) 

08 June 2016
Paolo Balboni is a lecturer at the Privacy Officer & Privacy Consultant (TϋV Certified) course organized by Federprivacy in Turin (Italy)

07 June 2016
Paolo Balboni is a lecturer at the AFGE  event on the European Data Protection Regulation in Milan (Italy)

17 May 2016
Paolo Balboni is a speaker at the “Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?” organized by delITad and ICT Legal Consulting in Antwerp (Belgium)

12 May 2016
Paolo Balboni is a speaker at the event on European Privacy Regulation organized by AFGE in Rome (Italy)

10 May 2016
Paolo Balboni is a speaker at the Event on The European Privacy Regulation for Companies oganized by Sistemi Uno in Turin (Italy)

11 April 2016
Paolo Balboni is a speaker on “Managing Risk in the Cloud: Contractual and Privacy Aspects” at the Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing event organized by the Order of Engineers in Bologna (Italy)

 

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2017

06/04/2017 Adnkronos
Nuovo Regolamento UE 2016/679, scatta l’operazione privacy al sud

17/02/2017 Libero Quotidiano
Privacy, maratona di eventi per aziende e professionisti

16/02/2017 Adnkronos
Privacy, maratona di eventi per aziende e professionisti

10/02/2017 UnoLegal
Data Protection Officer: qual è il suo ruolo secondo i Garanti Privacy Europei?

2016

09/12/2016 Planet Compliance
Big Data and FinTech – An Alpine Perspective
03/12/2016 SudTirolNews
Bit Data: Kongress im Waltherhaus zeigt Chancen und Gefahren

20/09/2016 Adnkronos
Privacy Day Forum, è conto alla rovescia

24/06/2016 Open Democracy
Democracy – a call to arms

02/06/2016 Data Manager Online
Nuovo Regolamento UE, cambia la prospettiva della privacy

01/02/2016 BlastingNews
E SE DA GRANDE FACESSI IL PRIVACY OFFICER?

29/01/2016 Linkiesta
Torna dall’Olanda e apre uno studio legale “europeo”. Oggi dà lavoro a 15 professionisti

29/01/2016 Informazione.it
ICT Legal Consulting CULTURE – arte e diritto delle nuove tecnologie

2015

19/11/2015 NL Times
DATA PRIVACY DOCUMENTARY “DEMOCRACY” TO DEBUT AT AMSTERDAM’S IDFA

14/11/2015 The Guardian 
Democracy: the film that gets behind the scenes of the European privacy debate

09/11/2015 netzpolitik.org
Wir schulden es Snowden, Datenschutz sexy zu machen – Filmemacher Bernet im Interview

31/10/2015 iRIGHTS
„Democracy: Im Rausch der Daten“ – der Weg zur EU-Datenschutzreform als Lehrstück

13/07/2015 Rai Radio 2
Italiani in continenti del 13/07/2015 – Paolo Balboni e Virgilio Vidor

 

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TRUSTMARKS IN E-COMMERCE:
THE VALUE OF WEB SEALS AND THE LIABILITY OF THEIR PROVIDERS

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This groundbreaking book is the first comprehensive study of trustmarks: electronic labels or visual representations that indicate an online merchant has met industry standards with regard to security, privacy, and business practices.

 

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