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Today, 28 January, is Data Protection Day, an annual celebration of privacy and data protection commemorating the date that Convention 108 of the Council of Europe was first opened for signature. This year, however, I would invite all data protection practitioners, academics, business leaders, educators, politicians, security experts and human rights and privacy activists to ...

Expand your professional knowledge with the Lead auditor and consultant training on the CSA GDPR Certification and Code of Conduct

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Register today for our online course 17 – 20 November 2020 (from 15:00-19:00 CEST)   Become a qualified Code of Conduct (CoC) auditor and gain an in-depth understanding of how the CSA Code of Conduct for GDPR Compliance works!  Are you a professional wanting to guide organisations toward GDPR compliance? Do you have knowledge about the inner workings of a Code of ...

“Malware Found in Chinese Tax Software Used by Foreign Tech Firm” by William Hoke, Tax Analysts

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I was recently interviewed by Tax Analysts journalist William Hoke. Read more of what I had to say about malware and the importance of carrying out adequate cybersecurity risk assessments and analyses on software before implementing such technologies within organizations.   Read the entire article here.

EDPB Publishes FAQ on the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-311/18 “A NEW AGE OF DATA TRANSFERS” PART II

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Today the European Data Protection Board published its Frequently Asked Questions on the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-311/18 - Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximillian Schrems, adopted on 23 July 2020. The FAQ, which "will be developed and complemented along with further analysis, as ...


In the evolving COVID-19 scenario in which business continuity also depends on adequate data protection and cybersecurity practices on the part of organizations, knowledge mapping of privacy & data protection guidance and cybersecurity best practices has taken on an even more important role. It’s for that very reason that, without the presumption of completeness, I ...

ICTLC ranked by The Legal 500 in Data Privacy & Data Protection and Industry Focus: TMT

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I’m very pleased to announce that our firm, ICT Legal Consulting, has been ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 in the areas of Data Privacy and Data Protection (Tier 2) and TMT (Tier 4)!  I have been listed as a Recommended Lawyer together with my fellow Founding Partner Luca Bolognini and Of Counsel Francesco Torlontano.  This year’s result solidifies our position as a leading international firm in the ...

SAVE THE DATE! New June 2020 CSA Lead auditor and consultant training on CSA GDPR Certification and Code of Conduct Course via webinar

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08–11 June 2020 15:00 to 19:00 CESTAmsterdam, NetherlandsWebinar edition Join CSA’sWebinar edition of the two-day Lead Auditor and Consultant Training for the CSA GDPR Certification and Code of Conduct course which will train lead auditors and consultants in the CSA GDPR Code of Conduct and the CSA GDPR Certification. Both these initiatives offer organizations a means to demonstrate their ...

MIA INTERVISTA SU OPEN: «L’emergenza sanitaria non può farci dimenticare della privacy»

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Oggi sono stato intervistato da Open, la testata online di Enrico Mentana, sul tema privacy e Coronavirus. Nell'intervista, seguendo la mia tesi della #PublichealthANDPrivacy, sottolineo il fatto che privacy e salute pubblica devono coesistere durante un’emergenza sanitaria, invece di essere messe l’una contro l’altra. Leggi l’intervista integrale (il mio intervento è nella seconda parte).

“Public health AND Privacy” and not “Public health OR Privacy”: A collection of Guidance on COVID-19

Below is an attempt (without the presumption of completeness) to map all the official resources providing guidance on the correct processing of personal data in the context of COVID-19 and Cybersecurity-related information on working remotely in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. I genuinely hope this will help in the effort of achieving "Public health AND Privacy"! Stay safe and ...

CNIL announces five priorities in its Strategic Plan until 2021

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The five strategic focuses announced by the CNIL until 2021 include: Giving priority to digital issues in everyday lifeEnsuring balanced data protection regulations in the era of the GDPRPromoting data diplomacyProviding up-to-the-minute public expertise on digital technology and cybersecurityEmbodying an innovative public service that holds fast to its values You can read more about the CNIL's strategic ...