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Stefano Mele practices Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Intelligence Law. He is also the President of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (“ICT Authority”) of the Republic of San Marino. He holds a PhD from the University of Foggia, and is an academic fellow of Cybersecurity at the Department of Law of the Bocconi University and also teaching assistant with the Department of Legal Informatics at the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan. He is a member of the Governing Board and President of the “Cybersecurity Commission” of the Italian Atlantic Committee. He is the President of the “Cyber Security Working Group” of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy (AMCHAM), and a member of the “Steering Committee Cyber Security” of Assolombarda. He is the co-founder and President of the non-profit organization CyberPARCO. Stefano also has lectureships with several universities and military research institutions of the Italian Ministry of Defence and NATO, and he is the author of several academic papers and articles on cybersecurity, cyber intelligence, cyber terrorism, and cyber warfare topics. In 2014, he was included in NATO’s list of Key Opinion Leaders for Cyberspace Security. In the same year, the business magazine Forbes listed Stefano as one of the world’s best 20 Cyber Policy Experts to follow online.

His excellence in the Data Protection field received due recognition by his being awarded Best Data ProtectionLawyer in the Legalcomunity IP&TMT Awards 2020.

Interview with Stefano Mele, Partner at Carnelutti Law Firm on Legalcommunity MAG n.155

January 26, 2021
The Legalcommunity magazine MAG n.155 published an interview with Stefano Mele, Partner at Carnelutti Law Firm and Head of the Technology, Privacy and Cybersecurity team. The magazine director, Nicola di Molfetta, asked him about the risks and the opportunities for lawyers and law firms in a future that is more and more digital.
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CARNELUTTI Law Firm Best Technology Firm at the TopLegal Industry Awards 2020

June 18, 2020
Our Technology Team was awarded the TopLegal Industry Awards 2020  “Best Technology Firm of the Year”. The award was received by Stefano Mele during the online event organized by TopLegal on June 18, 2020. Reasons for the award: “Solid and rooted team in the sector, recommended by the jury for its modern approach”.

Stefano Mele Best Privacy Lawyer at the Legalcommunity IP & TMT Awards 2020

June 12, 2020
Partner Stefano Mele was awarded the Legalcommunity IP & TMT Awards 2020  “Best Privacy Lawyer”. The award was received by Stefano Mele during the online event organized by Legalcommunity on June 11, 2020. Reasons for the award: “Both clients and peers hold Stefano in high esteem. His name occurs in the most complex and innovative deals in the fields of privacy and cybersecurity.”

Best Italian Firm for its Privacy Practice

May 14, 2019
CARNELUTTI Law Firm was awarded the Legalcommunity IP & TMT Awards 2019 as “Best Italian Firm for its Privacy Practice”. The award was received by Stefano Mele and his team, during the gala dinner organized by Legalcommunity on Monday 13 May 2019. Reason for the award: “Privacy has been one of the most significant topics running through the activities of the firm’s TMT team over the last 12 months. Its professionals have worked on instructions which have been both diverse and extremely complex and earned unanimous market approval for their efforts.”  

“GDPR” and Managing Employment Relationships

April 20, 2018
Giuseppe Bulgarini d’Elci, Stefano Mele and Giulia Busin were key note speakers at the seminar “Il Regolamento europeo sul trattamento dei dati (“GDPR”) e la gestione dei rapporti di lavoro” (The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and managing employment relationships), which took place at Palazzo Stelline, Milan.  

IBOX our Life 4.0

October 23, 2017
CARNELUTTI Law Firm participated at the exhibition entitled “IBOX our life 4.0” organized by Giglio Group, and sponsored by our firm together with other big companies, banks and auditing companies. The event took place at Palazzo Meridiana, Genova, from October 23 until November 26, 2017. On October 27, 2017, Stefano Mele was a key-note speaker at the conference, organized within the exhibition, entitled “La Finanza e il digitale” (Finance and digital).

1st National Convention on Cyber Risks in Health Services

April 12, 2017
Stefano Mele was a key-note speaker at the 1st National Convention on “Il Cyber Risk in Sanità” (Cyber risks in Health Services), with a speech entitled: “La protezione legale dei dati sensibili sanitari: cosa fare per essere in compliance con il Regolamento Generale sulla Protezione dei Dati Personali dell’Unione Europea?” (The legal protection of sensitive health data: How to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union). The event took place at the Auditorium Giovanni Testori - Palazzo Lombardia - in Milan.

Sino-European Cyber Dialogue

May 10, 2016
Stefano Mele was the only Italian guest invited to take part in “Sino-European Cyber Dialogue”, a closed-door meeting among the top government cybersecurity experts of Europe and People’s Republic of China. The meeting took place in Oslo. Attendees included the Ambassadors for Cyberdiplomacy of the British, French, Spanish and Norwegian governments. It’s aim was to develop a dialogue on cybersecurity issues between the European Union and the Chinese government.

How to Protect Corporate Information and Knowhow

January 12, 2017
"Cyberattacks are on an alarming rise. What tools do companies have to prevent them?". Stefano Mele spoke on this subject in a round table organized by "World Excellence" in November 2016 .  

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